The group submitted five abstracts for poster presentations in the Disrupting Mobility Summit: A global summit investigating sustainable futures to be held in November, Cambridge MA. All five were accepted. This summit is an interactive forum for leading executives, government representatives, and academics to discuss sustainable futures of transportation. It will bring together around 350 mobility experts from different continents. The program will tackle current trends in mobility by attracting thought leaders from companies, governments and academia. More details about the summit can be found here.
Here is the list of the posters we will present at the summit:
R. Kutadinata, R. D. Das, C. Duffield, S. Jain, R. Kotagiri, L. Kulik, Z. Navidikashani, M. Rigby, N. Ronald, R. Thompson, M. Wallace, Y. Wang, S. Winter, “Shared, autonomous, connected and electric urban transport.” – the big picture of the Linkage Project
Ronald, R. Thompson, R. Kutadinata, S. Winter, “Optimizing shared on-demand passenger and goods mobility.”
Navidikashani, S. Winter, N. Ronald, R. Kutadinata, “Disruptive effects of demand responsive transport systems on mobility.”
Wang, N. Ronald, R. Kutadinata, S. Winter, “How much is trust: The cost and benefit of ridesharing with friends.”
S. Jain, N. Ronald, R. Thompson, R. Kutadinata, S. Winter, “Exploring susceptibility of shared mobility in urban space.”
On 27 July, we have held a workshop to kick-off the Mobility Survey Victoria project, which is supported by Carlton Connect Initiative Funds. The meeting gathered the chief investigators involved with the project partners to discuss: administrative item, such as commitment to timelines/schedule; potential research outcomes; and the next steps. SMART (Singapore) team joined the meeting via Skype.
Several outcomes of the meeting: the survey is to go live from 1 October to 30 November, following at least a month of internal testing; many potential research directions, including study on households, travel happiness, comparison study of mobility patterns, and data analysis/comparison.
This workshop was held on 25 June 2015, bringing together experts from universities in Victoria (University of Melbourne, Monash, RMIT, Swinburne, and La Trobe) and IBM research; sponsored by CCI, MNSI, and MSSI. We discussed the potential of IT for providing smart forms of transport in Victoria in the future (“Urban Mobility and Intelligent Transport”). These experts from various fields (including real-time data mining, machine learning, multi-modal travel planning, behavioural study) agreed to work on an initiative on smart connected transport in Victoria. If you/your organisation would like to join this discussion, please contact us.
On Friday 20 February 2015, the third annual iMoD workshop took place at the University of Melbourne.
Discussions at the 2015 iMoD workshop.
This year, we have several research students working on the iMoD project, so we had a range of in-depth 20 minute presentations to 5 minute lightning presentations from those who have recently joined the project.
Over the next year, we will focus on bringing together all these strands, focusing on demand generation for DRT and developing decision support tools to assist decision makers in implementing DRT services in Victoria and elsewhere.
Prof Stephan Winter leading the discussions at the 2014 workshop
On Friday 21 February 2014, we held our second half-day iMoD workshop at the University of Melbourne. With 18 attendees representing the academic and industry partner organisations and eight presenters speaking about ride sharing, optimisation, DRT simulation, and real-world implementation, there was plenty of discussion about the achievements of the project in the past year. These included:
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.