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An Innovative Conceptual Design for Smart Transportation Systems

The Project

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With an ageing society and a dramatic increase in the amount of traffic on the road there is a real need to investigate the applications of smart transportation.

This project aims to improve the safety of intelligent transport systems to provide awareness of nearby cars, avoid collisions and reduce accidents and casualties. It will also assist drivers with road condition information such as hazard locations, traffic blockages as well as improve transport efficiency by reducing delays and avoiding traffic jams.

It proposes a new conceptual design for a smart transportation system by focusing on making drivers aware of surrounding vehicles and hazardous conditions without the need for centralised control or the reliance on a Global Positioning System, existing infrastructure or multiple communications technologies and connectivity which minimises complexity and cost factors. It can also supply the additional details of outside temperatures and road conditions.

It has a wide range of applications beyond this initial pilot, for example marine transportation where the infrastructure system is not always available. 

The Researchers

This interdisciplinary project brings together a team of researchers from the Faculties of Engineering and Information Sciences, Business and Social Sciences.

Dr Le Chung Tran is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences. 

Dr Lam Phung is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences. His research is in the area of image, video, and signal processing. More information about Lam Phung is available at his web page.

Dr Nam Huynh is a Research Fellow in the area of modelling and simulation of transport systems and is currently the leader of the research group Computer Simulation for Sustainable Transport Systems at the SMART Infrastructure Facility.

Dr Anne Cox is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Management, Operation and Marketing, Faculty of Business. 

Dr Theresa Harada is a human geographer with an interest in mobilities and sustainability. 

Dr Johan Barthelemy is an early career researcher in the area of agent-based modelling in the SMART Infrastructure Facility.

Last reviewed: 20 October, 2016

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