Saturday, September 25th, 2010
Structure: The colloquium will be divided into two interrelated sessions
SESSION ONE: THE SYSTEM
Session 1 – the system – looks at coupling smart P2P (person to person) communication technologies with the anticipated progression of smart, clean automated vehicles to augment existing transportation networks providing a sustainable and socially networked solution to mobility for urban contexts.
This session will present an overview of the latest research in transportation engineering technologies. It will focus on the “hardware” components of the concept, principally the reinvented ecologically sustainable automobile, running on an automated adaptation of existing freeway infrastructure, as well as an autonomous vehicle guidance system allowing safer navigation of the existing street systems.
SESSION TWO: THE OVERLAY
Session 2 – the overlay – explores the possibilities of how the urban realm will be transformed and how urban planning and infrastructure will react/respond. The extent of this exploration would include the varying effects to the built realm, social networks, real estate speculation, architectural response, and morphing of infrastructure.
This session will discuss the design implication of autonomous transit on the built & social environments. Urban development will naturally emerge around social activity hotspots. The overlay of route-processing software upon the physical realm will cause serendipitous social and transit “hot-spots” to emerge thus creating an organic evolution of true TODs. With “REDCAR-like” applications downloadable to personal communication devices, transit options will be integrated into and tailored to a users’ personal daily tasks and social interactions. Transit will adapt you and not the other way around.
|12:30 – 1:00 pm||Networking|
|1:00 – 1:10pm||Introduction: REDCAR Colloquium Background & Goals (Tierney & Berman)|
|1:10 – 1:25 pm||Keynote speaker (Chris Borroni-Bird)|
|1:30 – 3:00 pm||Session 1: “The System” (Berman)|
|Deploying an Automated Highway System (Misener): 15 mins|
|Autonomous driving (Beiker): 15 mins|
|Ultra-small vehicle / new vehicle design (Borroni-Bird): 15 mins|
|Design Innovation (Goldberg): 15 mins|
|30 minute for discussion and questions|
|3:15 – 5:00 pm||Session 2: “The Overlay” (El Khafif)|
|Application of social networking (Tierney): 15 mins|
|Mapping social hotspots (Outram): 15 mins|
|Urban design implications (Greenberg): 15 mins|
|Organic vs. Deterministic (Simon): 15 mins|
|Reality check (Albert): 15 mins|
|30 minute panel discussion with input from Session 1 panelists as appropriate|
|5:30 pm||Conclusion: What have we learned? (Berman)|
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