On September 17th, DAVeMoS' 1st research board meeting was held, together with its 2nd coordination meeting. The purpose of a joint meeting is to initiate a collaboration platform, between automation and digitalisation stakeholders in Austria, with different interest groups in BOKU. Due to COVID-19 restriction, the meeting was held on-line and was attended by 19 researchers, from the ministry and different institutes, incl. AustriaTech, CMC/Innsbruck, KfV, our funders' representatives, and also representatives from research institutes in BOKU.
August 11, 2020
Influence of Individual Perceptions on the Decision to Adopt Automated Bus Services
What event that moved people from a non-adopter into an adopter of an automated bus technology, and vice versa? A research based on long-term, real deployment, of a fully integrated automated public transport service in Stockholm, highlighted some tangible behavioural milestones/events that can bring people to either directions. A joint work by Jia Guo and Constantinos Antoniou (TU Munich) and Anna Pernestål (KTH Stockholm). The paper can be found in here.
July 15, 2020
We are HIRING ! PhD positions opening
Currently we are advertising a number of PhD students/post-graduate assistant post in (1) transport demand modelling and analyses and (2) big data, sensors and behavioural change analysis which description can be seen at here and here. Every qualified candidate is welcomed to apply. Deadline to apply is 31 August 2020.
July 4, 2020
What is the difference between (connected) transport with a fork, a pray or an innovation?
Prof. Susilo was invited to give a seminar about transportation, as a research field, in the era of Industry 4.0. The event was hosted by Maranatha Christian University, Bandung, Indonesia. The record of the event can be seen in here (in Indonesian).
June 02, 2020
Time use and spatial influence on transport-related social exclusion, and mental and social health
How far accessibility and built environment shape your time use, mental and health conditions? Based on 3 weeks time-use diary from Indonesia we found that inclusive transport accessibility correlates with a better social health. The life stages of individuals, particularly for those who belong to the later stage, correlates with the probability of having mental and social health problems intensified by a worsened financial status and if one’s need to work for a longer time. Having more predictable activity–travel patterns and an opportunity for a break from regular work activities during the weekend positively correlates with older people's transport-related social inclusion and positive mental health conditions. A paper with Dimas Dharmowijoyo (Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia) and Ibnu Syabri (Bandung Institute of Technology). Paper can be accessed in here
April 11, 2020
New network to foster research and education exchanges
DAVeMoS is a part of a successful application of new CEEPUS programme, MADPOV , an academic and regional cooperation network in Central and Eastern Europe which aims to achieving sustainability of the decarbonisation goals of motor vehicles and sustainable mobility. The conventional vehicles and the emergence of automation technology and alternative electric, hybrid and hydrogen-powered vehicles raise a number of questions related to the implementation of modern approaches to vehicle design. The Network was created to help connect Central and Eastern Europe to address not only engineering and technological issues, but also social, economic and legal aspects in its activities. The network follows the goals of the Danube strategy for regional cohesion and the creation of a strong network of higher education institutions.
April 06, 2020
Editorial: Covid-19, accessibility and hypermobility
Together with other editors, Charles Musselwhite (Swansea University, UK) and Erel Avineri (Afeka - Tel-Aviv Academic College of Engineering, Israel), Prof. Susilo highlight the roles of high accessibility and hypermobility behaviours, and the weakness of our current social and economic construct, in an editorial piece which can be found in here.
March 06, 2020
We adjusted our name
Due to the changes in the name of the Ministry sponsored DAVeMoS, we adjusted our group name accordingly into: BMK Endowed Professor in Digitalisation and Automation of Transport and Mobility Systems
January 20, 2020
Gender issues in Smart Mobility?
Prof. Susilo co-authored a book chapter on women-only transport solution in Mexico City, Mexico. This book considers gender perspectives on the ‘smart’ turn in urban and transport planning to effectively provide ‘mobility for all’ while simultaneously attending to the goal of creating green and inclusive cities. It deals with the conceptualisation, design, planning, and execution of the fast-emerging ‘smart’ solutions. Further information on the book can be seen in here.
January 12-16, 2020
DAVeMoS presented four works at the 99th US TRB Annual Meeting
Prof. Susilo gave 2 lectures and 2 poster presentations at the 99th Annual Meeting at the US Transportation Research Board in Washington DC., USA. His first presentation is about the temporal element of adoption process of automated bus service in Stockholm. On behalf of ITRL colleagues, he also presented a study which calculated the potential cost impact of automated truck operation in Sweden. His poster presentation was about introducing a method to measure equity impacts due to the changes of accessibility and about the impacts of a cross-regional ticketing system on the willingness to pay for cross-regional public transport trips.
December 9, 2019
DAVeMoS team had an introduction meeting with co-sponsors and funders
Mr. DI (FH) Andreas Blust (Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Directorate III, Unit I4 Mobility and Transport technologies) provided an opening speech and reminded the sponsors and co-funders of the objectives, and importance of DAVeMoS research group. The meeting was attended by various representatives from Stadt Wien, Land Salzburg, Wiener Linien, Wirtschaftsforum Waldviertel, ASFINAG, AustriaTech, FFG, BMVIT, and BOKU.
October 25-26, 2019
Prof. Susilo was introduced at BMVIT event
Yusak Susilo, BMVIT Endowed Professor was introduced publicly at a BMVIT event on 25-26 October 2019. This event was a part of a BMVIT dissemination and consultation event to discuss the future strategies for transport and mobility systems in Austria.
September 11, 2020
Measuring System‐level Impacts of Co‐Working on Transport systems
How the flexible co-working location has impacted the travel patterns, energy use, and emissions at the city-wide level ? A paper which was presented at the 2020 European Transport Conference in Milan and online, a joint work together with Bhavana Vaddadi, Anna Kramers, and Anna Pernestål (KTH Stockholm).
August 8, 2020
How people have resorted to digital solutions in doing their daily activities during lock-down period?
Prof. Susilo invited as one of speakers in an open national seminar, hosted by Tidar University, Magelang, Indonesia, on "Transportasi Publik di Era New Normal" (Public Transport in New Normal Era). He presented some early evidences based on a select surveys that have been done during pandemic period, in particular on how individual have resorted to digitalised solution in replacing their physical trips. The record of the event can be seen in here (in Indonesian)
July 8, 2020
A visit by the Lower Austrian State Minister for transportation to DAVeMoS
DAVeMoS received an honoured to be visited by the Lower Austrian State Minister for Transportation, Minister Schleritzko, accompanied by Ms. Stefanie Hobiger, on July 8, 2020. Within an approximate one hour visit, a series of discussions on behaviours, automation, digitalisation, cycling and general planning issues, for Lower Austria context, took place during the meeting.
June 30, 2020
Towards a better understanding of the health impacts of one’s movement in space and time
How your heart rates and stress levels vary whilst you are moving in urban space? Prof. Susilo co-author a paper which was presented by Robin Palmberg (KTH) at the 7th Mobile Tartu 2020 conference. Mobile Tartu is a biennial conference which focuses on human mobility and mobility data, hosted by the University of Tartu, Estonia.
May 01, 2020
Transport in the COVID-19 Virus Era
Together with Professor Karst Geurs (University of Twente) and Dr. Jonas Flodén (University of Gothenburg), Prof. Susilo is editing special issue on Transport in the COVID-19 era. Further information can be seen in here.
April 09, 2020
How much people willing to pay for different automated bus services?
Using the real deployment of automated bus service on public road in Stockholm, Sweden, together with colleagues from NTU Singapore (Chee Pei Nen and Wong Yiik Diew) and ITRL KTH (Anna Pernestal), Prof. Susilo investigate on how much people are willing to pay for different type of service with such technology. The article can be found in here.
April 04, 2020
Equity impacts of different fare schemes
Which fare policy is most fair? Fixed flat fare, zone-based or distance-based? What are there distributional effects for different income levels and how do these results depend on city structure and income segregation? A study together with Isak Rubensson (Stockholm County, Sweden) and Oded Cats (TU Delft, the Netherlands). The article can be found in here.
February 12, 2020
What trigger a Non-adopter to become an Adopter, and vice versa, of an automated public transport service ?
Prof. Susilo gave a seminar at the University of Newcaste (UK) about different triggers and factors which influenced users to adopt an automated public transport service in their daily life. He also presented the longitudinal changes of adoption behaviours observed from the deployment of automated bus service in Stockholm, Sweden, from 2018 to date.
Could automated vehicles solve all urban traffic problems?
Master thesis by Vera Baltzarek: a review of international scientific literature and the analysis of trials of automated shuttle buses on the first/last mile in European cities show a great uncertainty and ambiguity concerning potential impacts of AVs on traffic safety in cities, on the passenger transport system as a whole, on land use and on society. The considerable gap between the high expectations attached to the deployment of AVs by vehicle manufacturers, IT companies and some policy makers on the one hand and the concerns expressed by potential users and skeptical researchers on the other hand, is easy to explain: it is due to the lack of empirical data. Up to now, the only highly automated vehicles allowed on public roads in Austria are minibuses - for testing purposes only, with a special permit. In complex mixed traffic situations they soon reach their technical limits.
Until more R&D and more field tests have built knowledge about and acceptance of the new technology, urban policy makers should focus on traditional spatial planning instruments such as the development of dense, functionally mixed cities of short distances. Policy interventions to promote public transport and active modes and an open debate on human-machine-interaction are required too. Of AVs alone, even in the most sustainable use case as shared, alternatively driven AVs serving as “micro public transport”, no urban mobility transformation can be expected.
January 6, 2020
DAVeMoS team member contributed to an article at Asian major newspaper
Prof. Susilo contributed to an article published at the largest newspaper in Indonesia (by circulation) that highlighted the importance of quadruple helix in this industry 4.0 era and how the society needs to change rapidly in order to compete or to stay ahead, relatively to others. The article, in Indonesian, can be seen in here.
November 13, 2019
DAVeMoS team members went to ÖAMTC training area
DAVeMoS team members, Mr. DI Dr. Klementschitz and Ms. DI Baltzarek, visited the training area of ÖAMTC in Teesdorf. This training area will be the place where Digibus® Austria tests will be carried out in the coming months in the areas of passenger communication and capacity management.
October 24, 2019
Prof. Susilo started his position at BOKU
In October 2019 Professor Susilo started his appointment as the BMVIT Endowed Professor in Digitalisation and Automation in Transport and Mobility Systems at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. His first interview can be found in here and the press release in here.
August 29, 2020
Measuring system-level impacts of Corporate Mobility as a Service
(CMaaS) based on empirical evidence
What KPIs shall we use to measure the system level impacts of Corporate MaaS system? A work based the world first fully functioned Corporate MaaS in one of major companies in Sweden, together with Bhavana Vaddadi, Xiaoyun Zhao, and Anna Pernestål (KTH Stockholm). The paper can be found in here.
August 5, 2020
Determinants of intention-to-use first-/last-mile automated bus service
What service indicators are matters for different group of automated bus users? This study found that different subgroups of users prioritised different attributes. Prospective users (with no prior experience with the service) were most concerned with the frequency of service, whilst the experienced users most concerned with travel time and the price of travel fares. A study together with Esther Chee Pei Nen and Wong Yiik Diew from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The paper can be found in here.
July 6-7, 2020
The long-term acceptance pattern of automated public transport service
Corporate MaaS to reduce CO2 emissions on working places
A master thesis, by Carl May (TUM), supervised by Prof. Susilo, together with Bhavana Vadadi (KTH ITRL), quantified the tank to wheel (TTW) greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of a MaaS implementation and simulates effects of potential variations in the service. The data is collected from the world first implementation of Corporate Mobility as a Service (CMaaS) in Sweden. The evaluation is based on cross-sectional survey among the employees and operational data from the CMaaS operator. The thesis can be found in here.
April 30, 2020
First DAVeMoS newsletter
DAVeMoS first half year newsletter has been published. The English version can be found in here and the German version can be found in here.
April 07, 2020
Weather perception and leisure trip decisions
How much is one's subjective perception on weather condition influence his/her travel demand? Universal Thermal Climate Index (UTCI), a panel dataset with a panel static/dynamic ordered Probit model is used to model leisure activity participation in Stockholm, Sweden. Work together with Chengxi Liu (VTI, Sweden) and Nursitihazlin Ahmad Termida (UHTM, Malaysia). The article can be found in here.
April 01, 2020
How much passengers appreciate an integrated public transport ticketing system?
A newly published study investigated the impacts of Movingo ticket system to the public transport patronage, user satisfaction, and the perceived quality of the ticketing set-up among Stockholm-Uppsala route passengers. Co-authored work with Ilyas Alhassan (from Uppsala County, Sweden), Brian Matthews and Jeremy Toner (Leeds University, UK). The article can be found in here.
February 18, 2020
DAVeMoS is recruiting !
Currently we are advertising two postdoc positions in activity based analysis and big data analysis which description can be seen at here and here. Every qualified candidate is welcomed to apply.
January 14, 2020
Honorable Mentioned at Eric Pas Dissertation Award
The PhD dissertation which was attached to the MEILI, open source travel diary, which has been implemented in five different metropolitan areas around the world, received a prestigious award from IATBR (International Association of Travel Behaviour Research) community. The dissertation was written by Adrian Prelipcean and Prof. Susilo was the main supervisor.
December 12, 2019
Exploring rail commuters’ attitudes towards fare collection and verification systems
This study explored commuters’ attitudes to fare collection and verification and the underlying factors, their acceptance of the policy of “No-ticket-purchase on-board” and their preferences for fare verification options. Co-authored work with Ilyas Alhassan (from Uppsala County, Sweden), Brian Matthews and Jeremy Toner (Leeds University, UK). The article can be found in here.
October 26, 2019
DAVeMoS team member co-authored a book chapter in Mapping the Travel Behaviour Genome
Prof. Susilo co-authored a book chapter on travel time use and altruistic behaviour among household members. The book is a part of IATBR (the International Association for Travel Behaviour Research) community's activities and consists of the latest research on the biological, motivational, cognitive, situational, and dispositional factors that drive activity-travel behaviour. Further information on the book can be seen in here.