BRT+ Centre of Excellence invites to its monthly webinar series to share timely public transit research and encourage ongoing collaboration. Our August Webinar was:
“Connected and automated buses. An opportunity to bring reliability to bus service.”
Presented by Juan Carlos Muñoz on August 9th, 8:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT, UTC -4:00). Juan Carlos is Director of the Bus Rapid Transit Centre of Excellence (BRT+ CoE) and of the multidisciplinary Centre of Sustainable Urban Development (CEDEUS).
Connected and automated trains have been successfully built for decades. And connected and automated cars are promising to become a reality in our streets in the next decade. What about buses? What are the benefits of having buses connected and automated too? This talk will analyse some of these benefits focusing on the prospect of avoiding bus bunching and the impact this may have in the level of service of bus users.
Juan Carlos Muñoz is a Professor at the Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, where he is the Director of the Bus Rapid Transit Centre of Excellence (www.brt.cl) and of the multidisciplinary Centre of Sustainable Urban Development (www.cedeus.cl). He got a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 2002. His areas of interest are public transport, logistics, transport networks and traffic flow theory. He is a productive researcher and teacher, member of several international editorial boards, author or multiple papers in some of the most prestigious journals in his field. Juan Carlos has been a member of the Board of Metro of Santiago and of Valparaiso in Chile. He has also been a frequent advisor to the government on public transport issues. He also is a Director of his company Shift (www.shiftlabor.com) which provides workforce management service in six South American countries mainly for retail companies.