The next TFTC webinar in partnership with the University of Michigan's NGTS seminars will be held on Thursday, March 24th, at 3:00 PM EDT. You can save the attached calendar file to your calendar app for a reminder. Please find the detailed information of the seminar below:
The Role of Innovations in Achieving Sustainability
Speaker: Prof. Asad J. Khattak, University of Tennessee
Time: Thursday, March 24th, 3:00-4:15 PM EDT
Meeting Link: https://umich.zoom.us/j/93935374338 (Passcode: NGTS)
The presentation attempts to answer a fundamental question: How can societal goals of safety and sustainability be achieved by harnessing innovations? We envision a broad range of intelligent transportation system strategies-including connected and automated vehicles, transformations from petroleum-based fuels, and smart growth that can have substantial sustainability impacts. Enabled by the growing computational power, ubiquity of sensors, big data, and Artificial Intelligence, cities have new opportunities to be more accessible, energy efficient, cleaner, and supportive of more diverse emerging technologies. The presentation will discuss the value of various strategies to better manage urban systems and explore the role of powerful modeling, simulation, and visualization techniques in terms of analyzing big data generated by large-scale urban systems. Specific topics include understanding driving volatility to provide driver feedback, the role of alternative fuel vehicles using a combination of behavioral and sensor data, and the impact of smart growth developments on traveler behavior. The presentation will highlight the promise and the challenges/uncertainties inherent in transitioning to a more technologically advanced system.