Communication technologies are creating wireless connectivity between travellers, drivers, road side systems, traffic management and public transport operation. Cooperative transport systems are enabling user centred, efficient and highly responsive transport services and traffic and transport management. Transport models are used to assess the potential impact of transport measures, but traditional transport models fall short in capturing the dynamic behaviour of cooperative transport systems.
The objective of the project is to contribute to (1) theories and models for behavioural adaptation of travellers and drivers to cooperative systems, (2) software architecture of next generation transport models and (3) case studies in the field of cooperative transport systems. Based on his experience of the transport model TRANSIMS and its underlying theory, Prof Hobeika will contribute to the Transport Modelling projects sponsored by (amongst others) NWO in the Traffic and Transport Engineering programme at TU Delft.