Connectivity and Automation: Opportunities and Challenges for Transportation Engineering
WHEN: September 19, 2019 2:30 pm-4:00 pm
In the last decade, the rapid development of communication technology, coupled with artificial intelligence with big data, had significantly impacted and will continue to transform people’s daily travel. This creates significant opportunities for innovation in the field of transportation engineering. Such opportunities are manifested by the availability of massive mobility service data that is not seen before and the rapid development of autonomous vehicle technologies. In this talk, Dr. Liu will discuss the future trends for transportation engineering, drawing his experience as a seasoned transportation researcher and in the last two years as a business executive in a mobility service company. He will also discuss his research work on connected vehicle based traffic signal control and the process of transferring the research results into a commercial product, which is currently being offered as software as a service on the market. It is his hope that this talk can shed some light on opportunities and challenges for future transportation research and education.
Dr. Henry Liu is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is also a Research Professor at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and the Director for the Center for
Connected and Automated Transportation (USDOT Region 5 University Transportation Center).