• Fri
    16
    Dec
    2016
    8.30 am - 1.30 pm

    This workshop aims at discussing two specific topics of potential value for addressing mobility problems in Indian cities: (1) Transportation modeling tools and (2) Transportation technologies.

    Bengaluru and other cities in India are experiencing an unprecedented growth in the demand for travel and associated challenges, including traffic congestion, air pollution, declining safety of travellers, and economic impacts. To address these issues, a variety of mobility, policy, and technology solutions are being considered. These include smart city approaches such as mixed land-uses, transit oriented developments, walkable and cyclable neighborhoods, shared mobility, last mile connectivity, and the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for traffic management. In the face of the multitude of mobility solutions being considered, transportation modeling tools play an important role in the evaluation and design of appropriate solutions.

    Therefore, a specific focus of the workshop will be on the development of modelling tools that can be used to analyze (or simulate) urban travel demand and system performance under alternative scenarios of urban design, mobility policies, and technology solutions.

    Another topic of interest to the workshop is emerging technologies that can potentially revolutionize urban mobility. Such technologies include automated (or the so called driverless), wireless connected, and sensing enabled transportation systems. A reason why these two topics – mobility modelling tools and emerging mobility technologies – will be discussed together is the potential for synergy between the two in addressing urban mobility problems. Therefore, opportunities for such synergies will be discussed as well.

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