Special Issue "Transportation System Design"
A special issue of Safety (ISSN 2313-576X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Advances in the transportation sector through the application of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and the incorporation of leading-edge information and communication technologies (ICT) in traffic operations and management have led to new ways of improving the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of the transportation system.
New mobility systems have emerged, aiming to react to travelers’ requests and provide high-quality service. Mobility as a service, vehicle sharing, and ride hailing are representative examples. Collaborative schemes connect freight transportation players into a common and optimized operation. Synergies have developed between people and goods transportation systems. The sharing of infrastructure and transportation capacity is expected to reduce traffic throughput and its impact on congestion, economy, environment, and safety. Automation is taking over from human intervention and connected systems result in flawless performance adjusted to the travel demand in real-time. Rich ubiquitous data are becoming available from a variety of sources, ranging from monitoring equipment to onboard units and from sensors to smart device applications. Their analysis is a strong tool for predicting, reacting, and responding to any incidents requiring assistance.
This Special Issue focuses on the latest research conducted in the field of transportation system design, taking into account the new trends in the domain. The issue will present findings on the role of revolutionary transportation paradigms and highlight validated assessments of their impact on safety. It covers topics on all transportation modes, related to smart infrastructure, automated vehicles, and shared transportation. Both original research and review papers are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Eftihia Nathanail
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Accident prediction
- Accident prevention
- System readiness and response
- Safety assessment
- System security
- Human factors, user behavior, and user acceptance
- Education, training, licensing