Our research group uses sensing technologies, models, data, and advanced analytics to understand mobility systems so that we can improve them. Our research projects explore the interplay between autonomous vehicles and phantom traffic jams. We also use large mobility datasets to understand urban traffic congestion at city scales, and freight rail traffic at the regional scale. We build mathematical models and systems theory tools to understand the underlying behavior of traffic flow.
Our research shows how a small number of automated vehicles can help smooth traffic jams.
See the videos below or check out the full story in Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies.
Working with Ford, we tested the potential for commercially available vehicle technology to smooth out phantom jams
The experiments with Ford were covered on ABC's Good Morning America.
The Integrated Transport Research Lab at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm organized a summer school on smart cities.
Led by Ph.D. student Rafi Stern, we teamed up with Ford at the Michigan Proving Ground to test 36 adaptive cruise control vehicles.
Vanderbilt looks for insight from dockless bike share. Analytics performed by Ph.D. student Will Barbour.
Prof. Benni Seibold (Temple) and Prof. Work gave a tutorial on the mathematics of phantom jams.
PhD alum Yanning Li gives a tour of Hyperloop One.
Prof. Benni Seibold delivers lecture, gets overview of latest vehicle technologies.
Prof. Junho Song visits the lab to share ideas on resilient infrastructure.
The project, ModEling autonoMous vEhicles iN Traffic flOw (MEMENTO) is a collaboration between the NeCS lab at CRI Grenoble - Rhone-Alpes and our team in Vanderbilt.
Prof. Josh Peschel visits lab, discusses cyber physical human systems.
Hosted by New York University's Center for Urban Science and Progress, the two-day event spanned a wide array of perspectives on the next generation sensing needed to unlock the potential of smart cities.
Prof. Amr Elnashai delivers Parker Lecture, visits lab.
Opinion piece on the Nashville transit plan.
Congratulations to Will!
Prof. Work received the lectureship for his contributions to transportation engineering and presentation of a lecture on mobile sensing and control of vehicular traffic at the 2018 NAE National Meeting.
William Barbour and Raphael Stern named 2018 Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellows