Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) are expected to improve mobility, safety, and parking accessibility. To capitalize on these benefits, all major car manufacturers are testing autonomous technology, and surveys show that people want to embrace autonomous features in their next vehicles.
It is estimated that AVs will be available on the market in the next decade. Hence, I will talk about AVs impacts on parking and congestion, and provide managerial insights to get the most of AVs benefits, including:
- investigating the problem of finding the optimal AV car-park layout design
- the operation of such an AV car-parks, and
- optimal parking and network control policies.
Sina Bahrami is a PhD candidate at University of Toronto. He received a BS and an MS in Civil Engineering from Sharif University of Technology. Sina’s research is focused on alternative fuel vehicles and autonomous vehicles. He models and studies the movement of individuals and freight in the transportation network and tries to come up with innovative solutions using optimization techniques.