Seminar – Incorporating Behavioural Science into Transport Modelling for Facing Future Challenges of Vehicle Automation

December 3, 2018 14:30 - 17.30 h

On 3 December 2018, TRAIL PhD researcher Silvia Varotto will defend her PhD thesis Driver Behaviour during Control Transitions between Adaptive Cruise Control and Manual Driving: Empirics and Models at Delft University of Technology. The defence is public, and you are invited to join.

Moreover, on the occasion of this public defence, TRAIL and TU Delft have set up a seminar on: Incorporating Behavioural Science into Transport Modelling for Facing Future Challenges of Vehicle Automation.

Two emerging mobility trends will shape our future transportation. Autonomous vehicles which are expected to hit the roads soon, and shared mobility services which are gaining momentum in recent years. Both trends require us to understand how people behave and why. Therefore incorporating behavioural science into transport modelling is becoming more essential than ever before. In this TRAIL seminar we will examine the specific benefits and changes for the users and our infrastructure. We will discuss how we can take into account the impact of these emerging mobility trends on driving and travel behaviour, as well as, the implications of this transformation in mobility on traffic efficiency and traffic safety.

Programme seminar
Chairwoman: Dr. ir. Haneen Farah

14.30 – 14.40    Opening and welcome
14:40 – 15.10    Prof. Michel Bierlaire – Incorporating behavioural model into transport optimization.
15:10 – 15:40    Prof. Linda Boyle – Research on autonomous vehicles in the US: considerations for individual workers and the infrastructure.
15:40 – 16:00    Coffee break
16:00 – 16:30    Prof. Marjan Hagenzieker – Crossing the road: where do we meet?
16:30 – 17:00    Prof. Hans van Lint – Can we simulate how traffic accidents occur?
17:00 – 17:30    Prof. Constantinos Antoniou – Shared mobility: modelling for a better (traffic) world.

TU Delft, Aula – Commissiekamer 3

Participation is free, registration is required: click here.

Public defence Silvia Varotto
At 10:00 h the public defence starts in the Senaatszaal of the Aula.
At 9:30 h Silvia will give a brief presentation about her research in the same room.

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