TRAVEL MODELING UNDER EMERGING COMMUNICATIONS-AND-MOBILITY TECHNOLOGIES

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SPEAKER:

PROFESSOR YUPO CHAN

Department of System Engineering, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA


DATE:

21 MARCH 2019 (THURSDAY)


TIME:

18:00 - 19:00


VENUE:

ROOM 6-12B, HAKING WONG BUILDING, THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG


JOINTLY ORGANIZED BY:

Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong

Institute of Transport Studies, The University of Hong Kong


ABSTRACT:

In recent years, one has witnessed rapid advances in communications and mobility technologies. These include breakthroughs in information and communications technology (ICT) on the one hand, and connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) on the other. We will review and track the evolution of these advances. Most importantly, we wish to map out the corresponding implications for travel modeling-and-simulation. The discussions will be carried out in two book chapters. The Part- I chapter will paint a plausible projection of how the travel modeling community will respond to ICT and CAVs as we see it today. The projection is based on existing data and observations, thus lending some credibility to the conjecture. In contrast to the Part-I chapter which takes the short-term view, the Part-II chapter is much more speculative, as we dive into the unknowns of the future. The unknowns pertain particularly to the alternate future scenarios and how stakeholders respond under these scenarios, representing the most tenuous aspect of analysis. Aimed at stimulating more thoughtful discussions on “visioning,” this chapter offers solid guidelines to deal with what is coming and to deal with uncertainties that are yet to come.


ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Dr. Yupo Chan received all his degrees from MIT. After 28 years of post-doctoral experience, he became the Founding Chair of the Dept. of Systems Engineering at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Before UA Little Rock, Yupo worked at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Washington State University, the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Pennsylvania State University, and Kates, Peat & Marwick.  He was a Congressional Fellow in the Office of Technology Assessment in Washington, DC.  Dr. Chan’s training and research include transportation systems, telecommunications, networks and combinatorial optimization, multi-criteria decision-making and spatial-temporal information.  He has published numerous books and monographs, including Location Theory and Decision Analysis; Location – Second Edition, Transportation, & Land-Use (Second Edition under preparation); Data Engineering: (co-editors J. Talburt, and T. Talley).

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AUTONOMOUS DRIVING, FUTURE TRANSPORT AND THE SIMULATION STUDIES

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SPEAKER:

PROFESSOR JIANPING WU

School of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University, China

Director of Tsinghua University - University of Cambridge - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Future Transport Research


DATE:

14 MARCH 2019 (THURSDAY)


TIME:

18:30 - 19:30


VENUE:

ROOM 6-12B, HAKING WONG BUILDING, THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG


ABSTRACT:

According to McKinsey's 2017 forecast, in the next five years, SAE 4-class autonomous vehicles may appear, and it takes about 10 years to achieve SAE 5-level fully automatic driving. In the era of autonomous driving full implementation, our roads may no longer be congested, our roads may be much safer than today, and people's lifestyles and travel behaviors will change dramatically. However, on the road to autonomous driving and future transport system, we will face many challenges. One of the key challenges is that from all human driving traffic system to all autonomous driving system there is a long period time when the roads will have mixed traffic of human driving


and autonomous driving. How do autonomous driving vehicles interact with human driving vehicles to ensure a safe and efficient transport system? How do our road systems and transportation systems change to accommodate these changes? Many of these issues will need extensive research and investigation, and microscopic traffic simulation has shown as a powerful tool for such studies.


ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Jianping Wu, PhD and Professor in the School of Civil Engineering at Tsinghua University, China, Director of Tsinghua University - University of Cambridge - Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Future Transport Research, the "Cheung Kong Scholar" Professor, and the National “Thousand Talents” Expert. Main research interests: i) Smart city and smart transport, ii) Traffic modeling and simulation, and iii) Sustainable transport system. He has been the main investigator for over 50 research projects and authored and co-authored over 300 papers in international journals and conferences. Other main activities include Member of WFEO (World Federation of Engineering Organizations) Environment and Engineering Committee, Fellow of IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology, the UK), Associate Editor to IET ITS Journal, Executive Director of China Association of City Studies, Executive Director of China Association of Simulation, Smart Airport Advisor to Civil Aviation Administration of Ministry of Transport, China, and Transport Adviser to Beijing, Hangzhou, Nanning and Haikou municipal governments.

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URBAN MOBILITY TRANSITIONS: TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE AND LIVEABLE CITIES

UCL-HKU Symposium (U.K.)


SPEAKERS:

  • Professor Peter Jones, OBE, Centre for Transport Studies, UCL

  • Professor Becky P.Y. Loo, Director of the Institute of Transport Studies and Head of Geography, University of Hong Kong

  • Prof. S.C. Wong, Chair Professor of Department of Civil Engineering and Associate Dean of Faculty of Engineering, University of Hong Kong

  • Dr Jiangping Zhou, Associate Professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Design, University of Hong Kong

  • Dr. Robin Hickman, Reader, Bartlett School of Planning, UCL

  • Dr Tim Schwanen, Associate Professor, Director of the Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford

  • Dr. Tom Cohen, Senior Research and Teaching fellow, Centre for Transport Studies, UCL

  • Dr. Clemence Cavoli, Research and Teaching fellow, Centre for Transport Studies, UCL

  • Mengqiu Cao, Ph.D Candidate, Bartlett School of Planning, UCL


DATE:

28 NOVEMBER 2018 (WEDNESDAY)


TIME:

09:30-16:30


VENUE:

Oxford Suite, Hallam Conference Centre, 44 Hallam Street, London, W1W 6JJ


JOINTLY ORGANISED BY: Institute of Transport Studies, HKU and Unviversity College London


ABSTRACT:

Rapidly increasing urbanisation rates present significant mobility challenges for cities across the world, given commitments to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. A growing number of high income cities are attempting to constrain and reduce traffic levels and move towards sustainable mobility and liveability, while rapidly growing cities in Global South countries are faced with the stark choice of repeating the mistakes of many of the cities in so-called ‘developed’ countries, or moving more directly to transport systems which follow principles of sustainable mobility and liveability. This symposium brings together leading researchers in the UK and in Hong Kong who will share recent research on the different potential pathways and impacts for sustainable mobility and liveable cities, within this broader socio-demographic and cultural context.

There are three core themes:

  • Transition pathways to sustainable mobility

  • Impacts of new approaches

  • Towards liveable cities

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