Smart transportation: recent advances, applications and emerging challenges

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Description

Smart transportation, a main pillar of future smart cities, aims to leverage advanced technologies to enable smarter, eco-friendly and more efficient mobility of people and goods around the world, especially in big cities. The projected massive growth of the number of vehicles on the roads (2.9 billion vehicles by 2050 according to a recent UN report), plus urban transformation and a trend towards mega cities create greater and more challenges for achieving smart transportation goals. Among these challenges, the excessive traffic congestion and its resulting impact on travellers’ journey experience, road safety, air quality and economy.

In this lecture, we will give an overview of the recent advances on smart transportation, including driverless cars and smart mobility apps, with special focus on connected cars system (or vehicular networks). Then, we will present our recent contributions on safety messages dissemination and beaconing congestion control in urban vehicular networks along with advanced solutions for mitigating unexpected urban traffic congestion. Finally, we will highlight the main emerging challenges hindering the achievement of a sustainable and efficient smart mobility system.
Period6 Sep 2017
Event titleIEEE European Summer School on Smart Cities
Event typeOther
LocationTrento, Italy
Degree of RecognitionInternational