Event Details


Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Structure: The colloquium will be divided into two interrelated sessions


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.

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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.

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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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