Towards a Safer Urban Transportation System in the Era of Connected & Autonomous Vehicles & Big Data
In the first part of the talk, it was argued that in an era of disruptive change experienced by all of our transportation systems, there is a need for a comprehensive cyber-physical testbed to develop, verify, and validate novel traffic safety strategies. To support this broad argument, C2SMART’s cyber-physical testbed which is built around the concept of “city as the lab” will be described. In the second part of the talk, the development of predictive safety analytics functions and pro-active traffic safety management approaches with a focus on New York City will be presented. The role of the cyber-physical test bed in these research efforts will be emphasized. The talk was concluded by a discussion of opportunities and challenges in terms of the future of traffic safety research and development in highly congested and complex urban environments.
Dr. Kaan Ozbay is the Director of the C2SMART Center and is responsible for overseeing all of it’s activities. He joined the Department of Civil and Urban Engineering and Center for Urban Science and Progress at NYU in August 2013. Since 1994, Dr. Ozbay, has been the Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator of 80 projects funded at a level of more than $11,000,000 by NSF, NJDOT, NYMTC, NYSDOT, New Jersey Highway Authority, USDOT, FHWA, VDOT, CUNY University Transportation Research Center (UTRC), Department of Homeland Security, USDOT ITS Research Center of Excellence. He was the founding director of the Rutgers Intelligent Transportation Systems (RITS) laboratory.
Wednesday, October 23rd from 2:30 – 3:20pm PST
University of Washington Seattle Campus, Husky Union Building (HUB) 332