KSCEE Webinars

[Apr 19, 2018] Commercial Vehicle Activity Monitoring using Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Technologies

2018-05-02 17:51
Presentation title: Commercial Vehicle Activity Monitoring using Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Technologies

Presenter: Kate Hyun, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Civil engineering, University of Texas at Arlington

Presentation abstract:

Trucks contribute disproportionally to traffic congestion, emissions, road safety issues, and infrastructure and maintenance costs. In addition, truck flow patterns are known to vary by season and time-of-day as trucks serve different industries and facilities. Therefore, truck flow data are critical for transportation planning, freight modeling, and highway infrastructure design and operations. However, the current data sources only provide partial truck flow or point observations. This presentation will introduce a framework for commercial vehicle activity monitoring using advanced sensor technologies including point and mobile sensors. Various applications such as highway monitoring and operation, safety, pavement, and environmental study will be discussed as use-cases of the framework.

Short bio:

Dr. Kate Hyun is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil engineering at University of Texas at Arlington. She received her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering specializing Transportation Systems Engineering at University of California, Irvine in 2016. Her areas of specialty are in smart cities, freight transportation planning, highway operation, and intelligent transportation systems. She had worked with Texas and California MPOs over six years for freight transportation planning, and has been awarded multiple research proposals from US DOT.