Webinar – Internet access, Automation and COVID-19: on the impacts of new and persistent determinants of travel behaviour

July 16, 2020 12.50 - 15.00 h

On 16 July 2020, TRAIL PhD researcher María Alonso González will defend her PhD thesis “Demand for Urban Pooled On-Demand Services: Attitudes, Preferences and Usage” at Delft University of Technology. The defence is public, and you are cordially invited to join.

On the occasion of this public defence, TRAIL and TU Delft have set up a webinar on ”Internet access, automation and COVID-19: On the impacts of new and persistent determinants of travel behaviour”. Understanding and forecasting travel behaviour is essential in facilitated by a variety of data collection efforts that allow for the empirical underpinning of the impacts of the underlying determinants. Disruptive developments – whether resulting from technological advancements or pandemic outbreaks – impact attitudes and preferences regarding individual mobility choices. At the same time, developments allow shedding new lights on classical questions such as the Gordian knot between the built environment and attitudes and travel behaviour: do you travel the way you do because of where you live or do you live where you do because of your travel preferences? In this seminar, experts in the field will share conceptual and methodological advancements and challenge fundamental convictions in the research frontiers of travel behaviour.

Programme webinar
Chairman: Dr. Oded Cats

12.50 – 13.00     Opening and welcome
13.00 – 13.30     Prof. Patricia Mokhtarian, Georgia Institute of Technology
How attractive is it to use the internet while commuting?
13.30 – 14.00     Prof. Constantinos Antoniou, Technical University of Munich
Impacts of automation in shared mobility and public transport systems

14.00 – 14.30     Prof. Kay Axhausen, ETH Zurich
The impact of COVID19 on Swiss travel
14:30 – 15:00    Prof. Bert van Wee, Delft University of Technology
Impacts of the built environment and travel behaviour on attitudes

More detailed information on the program in the attached document below.

Participation is free, registration is required: click here.

Location: ZOOM
You will receive a ZOOM invitation on 15 July at the latest.

The online public defence of María Alonso González will take place at 10:00 h

TRAIL webinar Alonso Gonzalez- 16 July 2020

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