Professor Stephan Winter will be representing the University of Melbourne’s advanced transport research at the ITS World Congress in Tokyo, on behalf of MATRIx/MUC, and in conjunction with ITS Australia. He is particularly interested in talking to researchers and industry about ad-hoc ride sharing and transport on demand solutions. More details about the congress can be found at www.itsworldcongress.jp.
The AMSI Workshop on Mathematics of Transportation Networks will be held at Monash University on 19-21 June. Confirmed keynote speakers include Prof Mark Wallace (Monash), Prof Katsuhiro Nishinari (University of Tokyo) and Prof Serge Hoogendoorn (Delft University of Technology). More details and registration can be found at http://users.monash.edu.au/~mpetn/.
Prof Martin Savelsbergh recently spoke about dynamic ridesharing at the “Seamless Multi-Modal Connectivity Colloquium: Emerging Knowledge for Ridesharing” at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, USA. The colloquium was sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration and brought together representatives of government, industry, and academia. Nine invited speakers helped set the scene during the day by discussing a wide range of topics, from road pricing to van pooling to slugging to real-time on-demand ridesharing. Breakout sessions focused on obstacles preventing large-scale deployment of ridesharing and schemes to encourage or incentivise ridesharing.