Department of Civil Engineering, McGill University
July 22, 2014, 10:30, Room GC C2 413 (click here for the map)
The seminar presents the current development of a smartphone-based system for collecting and analyzing route GPS data coming from cyclists and drivers routes. Using GPS functionality on Android and iOS smartphones to log route data, a large database containing thousands of trips is collected in a short period of time after a mass-media campaign in Canadian cities. For motorists, a platform is built for mapping traffic congestion using link-level indicators such as speeds or travel times, speed differentials, etc. For cyclists, a platform is built for mapping bike activity and injury risks in the entire network, which is used for identifying routes and/or intersections at high risk and identifying bicycle infrastructure needs. Work in progress is discussed at the end of this presentation.
Luis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, McGill University. His specialty is in transportation safety, data collection and monitoring methods and technologies, and sustainable transport strategies. His research interests include the development of crash-risk analysis methods, the development and integration of systems for traffic monitoring, the impact of climate on mobility, energy efficiency measures and non-motorized transportation.