Gonçalo H. A. Correia is an Associate Professor at the Department of Transport & Planning at TU Delft, Netherlands. He is currently leading the hEAT lab (Research on Automated and Electric Transport). His main research interest is in the planning and operations of transport systems in urban environments with the objective of sustainable development. He focuses particularly on the use of Transport Demand Management strategies and innovative services, such as ridesharing and carsharing, to tackle urban congestion, which he studies mainly using operations research with a particular focus on optimization and simulation techniques. At TU Delft he is looking at the impacts of automated driving and electric vehicles on mobility and urban development.
Presentation: Shared on-demand automated vehicles for first/last mile transit and beyond
In this presentation, Gonçalo will talk 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 will be 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 is meant to act as a spark for this much-needed discussion. The talk will particularly focus on the usage of AVs as first/last mile connection in transit trips but it will also look at shared automated vehicles for door-to-door transport.