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June 12, 2021

COVID-19 impacts beyond travel mode change

DAVeMoS, together with IVe colleagues, analyse the impacts of COVID-19 beyond changes in the number of trips and travel mode use. We analysed how the time-use and expenditure changes overtime. Further information of the on-going study can be seen in here.

May 26, 2021

Capacity and knowledge building through multiple deployment of automated bus services

DAVeMoS will join a group of researchers and practitioners from the Netherlands and US who will discuss lessons learned from deployment to fully implementation of an automated bus system. Further information of the event can be seen in here.

May 12, 2021

DAVeMoS in international Transport Planning Lecture series

DAVeMoS was invited to take part in an international series of Transport Planning Lectures, organised by the Università Iuav di Venezia, which will take place in the first half of May 2021. Further info of the event can be seen in here.

April 22, 2021

Door-to-door inclusiveness in automation and digitalisation of mobility related services.

DAVeMoS team members wrote an article in Österreichische Zeitschrift für Verkehrswissenschaft on how automation and digitalisation can impacts different segments of the door-to-door journey for different group of people with different levels of disabilities. The article can be found in here.

March 21, 2021

When and why do people choose automated buses over conventional buses?

This study examines travellers’ preferences for automated buses compared to conventional buses, using a context-dependent stated choice experiment. It examines the effects of context variables—such as trip purpose, distance to destination, time of day, weather conditions, and travel companion. The results indicate that the influence of choice attributes does not vary much when choosing to use automated buses or choosing to use conventional buses. That is sad, the context variables matters on travel mode choice. The article can be seen here.

March 01, 2021

DAVeMoS is growing!

After a long delay due to COVID-19, DAVeMoS feels privileged to have a number of new colleagues joined in the last 2 months. We are previledged to have Mr. Ilahi who recently graduated from ETH Zurich as our postdoc, 2 new research assistants/PhD students, Mr. Su (a graduate from TU Munich) and Ms. Roxani (a graduate from TU Delft), 2 Indonesian/OeAD Scholarship Students, Ms. Chrisnawati and Ms. Fuady, Dr. Flötteröd (from VTI and Linköping University) as our visiting scholar and Ms. Schilder as our industrial/external PhD student who is also part of ÖBB. More info on each new staff can be seen in here.

January 21, 2021

DAVeMoS granted access to Austria's most powerful computer

DAVeMoS' application to use the most powerful super computer in Austria via VSC (Vienna Scientific Cluster) is granted. DAVeMoS intends to use this facility to support it works in developing agent based simulation for Vienna Metropolitan Area.

January 01, 2021

DAVeMoS' researcher in Transport Reviews' Editorial Board

Prof. Susilo has been appointed as an Editorial Board member of Transport Reviews. Transport Review currently is the 2nd highest ranked among Transportation journals. It aims to not only providing an overview of existing studies on a certain subject, but also new insights, theories, models, and/or avenues for further research.

June 01, 2021

Operator's, Authority's, and Research perspectives from Europe's first integrated automated public transport service

DAVeMoS, together with local operator and authority will share their experience from the deployment of Europe's first automated public transport service. Further information of the event can be seen in here.

May 17, 2021

DAVeMoS in International Encyclopedia of Transportation

DAVeMoS member co-writing two chapters in newly published International Encyclopedia in Transportation on Trip Chaining Analysis and Women and Transport Modes. The chapters were jointly written with colleagues from the University of Washington, USA,  and the Institute Transport of Economics (TOI), Norway, respectively.

May 06, 2021

Kick-off of ERANeT SmartHub Project

SmartHub project which aims to explore the individual and system level impacts of mobility hubs is started. Five living labs in Vienna, TheHague Rotterdam, Munich, Brussels and Istanbul take parts in this project.

April 21, 2021

DAVeMoS third newsletter

DAVeMoS's third newsletter has been published. The English version can be found in here and the German version can be found in here.

March 15, 2021

Survey on MaaS system in Korneuburg

DAVeMoS' external PhD student, Ms. Schilder,  together with ÖBB, kicked-off a series of surveys on MaaS (mobility-as-a-service) use, among residents and commuters in Korneuburg, in the Lower Austria province. The focus of her study is understanding the potential demand and adoption behaviours of MaaS system among small and medium cities' residents.

February 10, 2021

The trade-off between virtual and physical activities during the first COVID-19 lockdown

Based on empirical data collected from Italy, Sweden, India and few more others, we found that the external restrictions and personal characteristics are the driving factors of the changes in ones' daily trips. However, the estimation results do not show a strong correlation between the countries' restriction policy and the respondents' likelihood to adopt the new and online-based behaviours for any of the activities after the restriction period. The article can be seen in here.

January 14, 2021

DAVeMoS in national collaboration working document

The 2020 "Arbeitsdokument zur Harmonisierung von Tests mit automatisierten Shuttles", by colleagues from AustriaTech, now is published. Davemos feels privileged to be able to contribute to the content.

May 26, 2021

DAVeMoS participated in a State visit event

DAVeMoS was invited in a State visit between Austria and Estonia. Dr. Klementschitz participated in a B2B exchange event with Estonia counterpart in automated shuttle domain.

May 14, 2021

Doctoral defense: Understanding Commuters’ Attitudes to the Public Transport Ticketing System

A DAVeMoS co-supervised PhD student at ITS Leeds, Ilyas Alhassan, of Uppsala County Transport Administration, together with Bryan Matthews and the late Jeremy Toner, just passed his viva with a minor correction. The thesis analysed the impacts and public acceptance of multiple regions' seasonal ticket in Sweden.

May 06, 2021

DAVeMoS in Active Modes and the City seminar

DAVeMoS team member, together with a colleague from Georgia Institute of Technology, was invited to give a seminar on travellers’ mental maps and spatial cognition and cyclists perception of the urban environment, organised by TRAIL, the Netherlands Research School on Transport, Infrastructure and Logistics.

April 20, 2021

Doctoral defense: Understanding Changes in Decision-making Processes to Adopt First-/Last-Mile Automated Bus Service

A joint NTU Singapore - KTH Stockholm's PhD student whom Prof. Susilo is the main supervisor will defend her thesis at NTU Singapore on 20 April 2021. Further information of the defense can be seen at here

March 06, 2021

Restrictions on mobility due to the coronavirus Covid19: Threats and opportunities for transport and health

DAVeMoS contribute to a new editorial work at Journal of Transport and Health, highlighting the impacts of one year COVID-19 lockdown, including the gain in term of behavioural change, and issues of mental health. The article can be seen in here.

January 25-26, 2021

DAVeMoS provides the closing presentation in a national conference

Prof. Susilo was invited to give a presentation at the closing session of a 2-days National Seminar on Infrastructure Technology, which was organised by Universitas Gajah Mada, Indonesia. His presentation was entitled "Innovation=just do it+the right support+systematic and honest evaluation".

January 05, 2021

DAVeMoS research in US TRB 100th Annual Meeting

DAVeMoS' member's research which focuses on "The Trade-Off Behaviours between Virtual and Physical Activities during COVID-19 Pandemic Period" has been featured in the US TRB 2021 annual meeting and also in the sub-committee's meeting of on Activity & Time-Use Patterns - Travel Behaviours and Values (AEP30).

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