Rubén M.Cenzano

Chartered Civil Engineer specialised in Transportation

Ingeniero de Caminos especialista en Transporte

autonomous cars don't know how to drive in adverse weather conditions

Posted On Thursday, 20 November 2014

At your own image: autonomous cars don't know how to drive in adverse weather conditions -yet:



Weather-related challenges for autonomous cars are nearly all in perception. Wet roads are an issue, but so is heavy fog, rain, and snow. Combining any of these conditions with darkness only compounds the problem. Autonomous cars generally understand the rules of the road, and they know what to do and what not to do in virtually any situation that they might face. But if they don’t have enough accurate information from their sensors, any decision that they make is likely to be a poor one...

Source: http://spectrum.ieee.org/cars-that-think/transportation/advanced-cars/japan-competition-shows-weather-still-a-challenge-for-autonomous-cars

traffic flow modelling in emergency situations

Posted On Wednesday, 19 November 2014


New mathematical method to predict traffic flow even in emergency situations.

It is reported to take maximal advantage of available data and is well-calibrated to actual flows, yet can be applied to hypothetical circumstances as disaster situations, making it easier to know how the system is going to be disrupted.

Source:
http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/model-predicts-traffic-flow-1106
Published:
http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/141106/ncomms6347/full/ncomms6347.html

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world's first solar-powered cycle lane

Posted On Saturday, 8 November 2014

Making cycling (even) greener: world's first solar-powered bike path will officially open on November 12 in Krommenie (The Netherlands); http://www.solaroad.nl/en/

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first e-highway under construction

Posted On Thursday, 6 November 2014


First e-highway (electric-powered highway) development currently under construction between Los Angeles and Long Beach (California), with expected completion in July 2015: http://inr.synapticdigital.com/siemens/ehighway/




Ingeniero de Transporte - Ruben M.Cenzano - Transportation Engineer

Smart-city Cloud-based Open Platform and Ecosystem

Posted On Saturday, 1 November 2014

SCOPE: A Smart-city Cloud-based Open Platform and Ecosystem, where public and private entities can work together. Lead by Boston University and in close collaboration with its partners, with over $1 million in NSF and partner funding, SCOPE investigators and their collaborators will work with partners to develop specific SCOPE-enabled smart-city services: http://www.bu.edu/hic/research/scope/
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