Transport Systems Analysis
Mobility is a derived activity, which is needed to fulfil our daily duties and reach any point of interest, be it homes, workplaces, shopping and leisure locations and many more. Despite every individual is different, transport models allows to capture regularities, emerging behaviour and aggregated effects of travellers’ choices. This allows to design, plan and manage different transport services from traditional cars and public transport, to more modern solutions like shared vehicles, micromobility, urban air mobility and logistics, etc.
This course provides the fundamentals of traffic and transport systems theory: it aims at understanding and managing the relationship between demand for mobility and the various transportation systems and explains how these lead to economic and societal problems such as congestion, pollution, etc.
The goal is to provide a broad view of transportation systems analysis covering both private and public transport systems, and to complement this overview with a discussion of aspects like traffic analysis and management, intelligent transportation systems, traffic data collection methods, and new sustainable options (travel sharing, multi-modality, e-cars and e-buses, etc.).
The course is designed for an Engineering background.