AI-based Navigation for Accessible Cities: Challenges and Opportunities

AI-based Navigation for Accessible Cities: Challenges and Opportunities Visual place recognition (VPR) is an AI-based technology that is critical in not only localization and mapping for autonomous driving vehicles, but also assistive navigation for the visually impaired population, both of which are important topics for urban transportation systems. In this talk, after a quick overview…

Sarah Kaufman Wins Dr. Louis J. Pignataro Memorial Transportation Education Award

Sarah Kaufman Wins Dr. Louis J. Pignataro Memorial Transportation Education Award C2SMART congratulates Sarah Kaufman, who was recently awarded the ITE Met Section 2020 Dr. Louis J. Pignataro Memorial Transportation Education Award. The award is presented annually to an Institution of Transportation Engineers (ITE) member demonstrating outstanding performance in their studies or in teaching. The…

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Understanding the Role of Microtransit in a Multi-modal Ecosystem

Understanding the Role of Microtransit in a Multi-modal Ecosystem Microtransit, or on-demand shuttles, can have huge benefits to mobility when implemented under the right settings, representing an increasingly large research area. Professor Joseph Chow, Deputy Director of C2SMART, and Research Professor and Co-PI, Rae Zimmerman, were joined by Saar Golde, chief Data Scientist at Via, a…

Extracting Horizontal Alignment Information from Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Maps: A Clustering Approach

Extracting Horizontal Alignment Information from Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Maps: A Clustering Approach Roadway horizontal alignment data are crucial and necessary information for various safety analyses. Yet, more often than not this information is not readily available in states’ roadway inventory databases. The necessity of horizontal alignment dataset and the difficulties in obtaining it have…

Learning-based Control: A Tool for Autonomous Driving

Learning-based Control: A Tool for Autonomous Driving Professor Zhong-Ping Jiang presents recent developments in learning-based control for completely unknown dynamical systems, and how to learn adaptive optimal controllers from limited data. The progress on the topic benefits tremendously from the entanglement of reinforcement learning and model-based control theory. Learning-based design schemes aim to overcome the…

Accepting Applications for Transportation MS Programs

Accepting Applications for Transportation MS Programs NYU Tandon is now accepting Fall 2021 applications for Masters programs in Transportation Planning & Engineering and Transportation Management led by the C2SMART Center, using cities as living laboratories to study challenging transportation problems and find solutions from the unprecedented recent advances in communication and smart technologies. Courses include:…

C2SMART Activity at the 100th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB 2021)

C2SMART Activity at the 100th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB 2021) Faculty and students from the C2SMART Center are well represented at the 100th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. The TRB Annual Meeting is “the world’s largest transportation research conference” and is normally held each January in Washington, DC, attracting…