TÜBİTAK Rail Transport Technologies Institute (RUTE) was founded in October 2019 in TÜBİTAK Gebze (Kocaeli/TURKEY) Campus, based on the protocol signed between TÜBİTAK (Scientific and Technological Council of Turkey) and TCDD (Turkish State Railways).
The foundation of the institute brought by the deep experience of the TÜBİTAK teams on rail vehicle technologies, traction and control systems, vehicle design and power systems gained since 2002.
With the vision of being a pioneer in rail transport technologies in Turkey, Institute aims to;
-develop new technologies for safe, fast and efficient rail transportation to make Turkey a pioneer in this these fields and to carry out
-develop R&D projects, identify and analyse up-to-date research fields.
-to coordinate large-scale technology transfer agreements to meet the needs of rail transportation sector
-to cooperate with all sectoral stakeholders, especially Turkish State Railways (TCDD).