Sonia Lavadinho research projects

This page reports only the academic work registered in the databases of the Transport and Mobility Laboratory, and is not necessarily a comprehensive list of the work by Sonia Lavadinho.

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Dépouillement des enquêtes de mobilité aux Hautes Ecoles
Sponsor: Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Jean-Pierre Leyvraz (PM), Sonia Lavadinho (PM)
Period: June 24, 2009-June 01, 2010
Examens des comportements de transport des usagers des Hautes Ecoles sur la base d'enqêtes de mobilité régulières.
CATS City Alternative Transport System
Sponsor: European Commission
Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Sonia Lavadinho (PM)
Period: March 01, 2009-February 29, 2012
The CATS project aims to develop a new urban transport service based on a new generation vehicle. Its major innovation is the utilisation of a single type of vehicle for two different usages: individual use or collective transport. This new transport service is aimed at filling the gap between public mass transport and private individual vehicles. It is based on two operating principles: the self service concept where small and clean urban vehicles are offered on a short term rental basis, and the flexible shuttle service where a variable length of vehicles convoy, driven by a professional driver, operates at fixed hours along a line on a permanent basis or on a case by case basis. Four Cristal vehicles and two stations will be made available by Lohr Industrie to the project for experiments. The CATS project will investigate through an in depth mobility needs analysis, on-site demonstration and showcases, the environmental impact and social acceptance of the introduction of such a new system in three different European cities (Strasbourg FR, Ploeisti, RO, Formello, IT). CATS will complement the design and manufacture of the Cristal vehicle via a detailed definition of its operating principles and by a design of its urban settings (stations, infrastructures,) in accordance with cities and citizens needs.
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