Special Issue "Smart Mobility"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.
Interests: intelligent transportation systems; highway geometric design and safety; human factors in transportation; traffic operations and management; engineering education
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Interests: road safety and geometric design; integrated roadway surveying and design; intelligent transportation systems
Interests: intelligent transportation systems; connected and autonomous vehicle applications; AI applications; traffic signal and control; transportation data and modeling; traffic safety
This Special Issue focuses on “Smart Mobility”, which represents the world of tomorrow. The concept has received increasing attention as an ideal tool for addressing issues in current transportation systems, such as congestion, traffic collisions, and pollution. Smart mobility aims at reducing congestion and fostering greener, faster, and cheaper transportation options. Transportation systems will become more intelligent and more flexible using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) that are carried out with fully integrated and intelligent infrastructures. Specifically, the goals of smart mobility are to improve the quality of life of citizens, to reduce the environmental impacts, and to increase the connectivity and operational efficiency of multimodal transportation. By 2025, the annual addressable market of smart mobility themes is estimated to be around US$400 billion, or about eight times the size of today.
Among the components that can substantially help to achieve smart mobility, the infrastructure plays a fundamental role. Integrated and intelligent infrastructures can perform numerous functions, including data collection, data transmission and communication, and data interactions and exchanges with other intelligent components of the transportation systems (e.g., autonomous vehicles). To realize these functions, a variety of digital devices (e.g., sensors) are supposed to be installed in different parts of the existing infrastructure and integrated with advanced ICT. Only when all sensors are interconnected and work properly can intelligent recognition, location, tracking, monitoring, and management, which are all crucial to smart mobility, be achieved.
However, with the explosive growth of smart mobility service and applications, many scientific and engineering challenges to intelligent infrastructures are inevitably emerging and need ingenious research efforts from both academia and industry. For instance, many questions remain, such as: How can we optimize the deployment of smart sensors for better mobility? Is it possible for the infrastructures to provide more functions in the coming transportation resolution? How can we estimate and tackle the issues of cybersecurity, privacy, and social trust? How do we prepare the infrastructures for gradual change in the emerging and future modes of urban mobility? These challenges represent great opportunities to shape the intelligent transportation system of the future.
Researchers from academia and industry are invited to submit papers in the following areas:
- Big data in smart mobility
- Artificial Intelligence and machine learning applications
- Intelligent infrastructure (e.g., traffic signals, parking, camera systems)
- Infrastructure-related data processing and management
- Infrastructure-cooperative algorithms
- Innovative safety solutions (e.g., in-vehicle systems, LiDAR implementation)
- Facilities for alternative travel modes
- Smart vehicles (e.g., connected, autonomous, and disruptive)
- Transportation electrification (e.g., electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, modeling)
- Infrastructure adaptation to emergency vehicles
- Smart use (e.g., ride-sharing and flexible mobility)
- Mobility as a service (e.g., payment, online journey planning)
- Smart infrastructure maintenance scheduling
- Sustainable mobility
- Public transportation
- Smart powertrains
- Eco-driving methods
- Cyber security, privacy, and social issues
- Other relevant areas to smart mobility
The Special Issue aims at publishing high-quality papers, particularly those that address engineering and scientific aspects related to the above topics.
Dr. Said M. Easa
Dr. Jianchuan Cheng
Dr. Yunlong Zhang
Dr. Xiaobo Qu
Manuscript Submission Information
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