Gonçalo H. A. Correia, Shared on-demand automated vehicles for first/last mile transit and beyond
In this presentation Gonçal talked about recent developments from TU Delft research about the usage of automated vehicles as part of public transport networks. The research objectives, methods and results were discussed in a critical perspective with the main goal of understanding what challenges we still face with understanding the role of automated driving as part of future urban transportation systems. Rather than giving final conclusions this presentation was meant to act as a spark for this much needed discussion. The talk particularly focused on the usage of AVs as first/last mile connection in transit trips but it also looked at SAVs for door-to-door transport.
Gonçalo H. A. Correia is an assistant professor in multi-modal urban transport networks at the Department of Transport & Planning, TU Delft. His research focuses on transport demand management through the study of integrated transportation, intelligent transport systems, travel behavior change and land use interactions. He uses mainly optimization, simulation, and theory of utility maximization for analyzing, testing and forecasting transport networks supply and demand. He is currently working on unraveling the future with automated vehicles, especially on urbanized regions. He has published more than 40 research papers in top scientific journals and he is part of the editorial board of several transportation science journals including transportation research part C: emerging technologies and transportation research Part E: logistics and transportation review. He advises several companies and institutions on the future of mobility and he is an international speaker on the impacts of mobility innovations. Gonçalo co-directs the hEAT lab (research on electric and automated transport) that is part of the Department of Transport & planning at TU Delft.