MODLE simulation wins best paper at ITS World Congress
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Congratulations to Dr. Patrizia Franco on winning best paper at the ITS World Congress.
The paper, entitled Multi-Modal Activity-Based Models to Support Flexible Demand Mobility Services is based on the agent-based simulation being developed as part our Mobility on Demand Laboratory Environment (MODLE) project.
This model uses big-data (e.g. mobile network data) to find untapped demand for transport services and then to assess how attractive proposed services will be to different demographics. Its aim is to get closer to the right service for a given situation before putting vehicles on the ground.
This isn’t the first time the simulation has attracted international attention. It was also featured in the Urban Transportation Monitor in March 2017.