TRL is a team of expert scientists, engineers and specialists working together with our clients and partners to create the future of transport.
We publish software that helps the world’s largest cities, and many smaller towns too, reduce pollution, carbon footprint and congestion with advanced traffic management, better road design and good asset management.
We conduct leading edge research into infrastructure, vehicles and human behaviours which enables safer, cleaner, more efficient transport.
We deliver detailed incident investigation, structural survey and other high value field services to help clients to improve the service they give their customers.
We work with universities and other partners to invest in basic and applied research that will underpin future needs.
We have built, with partners from government and industry, the Smart Mobility Living Lab: the world’s first physical and virtual testbed in a global megacity (London) that lets companies test new mobility products and services safely on live public roads.
Established in 1933 as the UK government’s Road Research Laboratory, the renamed TRL was privatised in 1996 and today has more than 1000 clients in many countries. Our headquarters are in Crowthorne House, near Bracknell, and we have offices in Birmingham, Edinburgh, London, Germany and India.
Transport Research Foundation (TRF)
The TRL group of companies is owned by the Transport Research Foundation: a non-profit distributing company that enables our experts to give independent advice without influence from shareholders or finance companies.