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Behavioral response to new shared autonomous vehicle and mobility services offered in a Mobility-as-a-Service platform across di


Term:

Fall

Department:

1: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Faculty Supervisor:

Moshe Ben-Akiva

Faculty email:

ben-akiva@mit.edu

Apply by:

September 25, 2020

Contact:

Jinping Guan: jinpingg@mit.edu

Project Description

We are looking for students with programming experience, including C++, SQL, and python, to join the research project. This is a remote UROP position. The project will (1) assess behavioral changes in response to the introduction to new shared autonomous vehicle (SAV) and mobility services, including modal-shifts, time-of-day patterns, and trip purposes, across different types of cities; (2) quantify the system impacts of new AV/mobility services, including congestion and vehicle miles traveled, across different types of cities; and (3) find optimal solutions for AV/mobility deployments that balance the interests of customers, fleet operators, and cities that could be scaled across cities of the same type.

Pre-requisites

- Programming experience, including C++, SQL, and python - Familiarity with, or knowledge of, Shared Autonomous Vehicle (SAV) and Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS)