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FEATHERS will be deployed in East Hampshire District Council (UK)

In 2010, IMOB developed the activity-based transport model FEATHERS. The model is fully operational in Flanders and has grabbed international attention for some time now (Seoul, Slovenia). Thanks to the efforts of the Business Development unit, this progressive model will be deployed in East Hampshire District Council (UK). Policy makers gain advantages from using this transport model, as it simulates (a number of) trips and maps a full day and activity pattern of an individual.

Cross-pollination between FEATHERS- and MATSIM-team (TU Berlin)

MATSim stands for Multi-Agent Transport Simulation. The framework has much ground in common with the activity-based transport model FEATHERS, developed by IMOB. The Business Development unit brought both teams together. They have closely cooperated in large projects (e.g. Smart-PT), the research of PhD candidates and educational activities since.

BD annually organises the International Workshop ABMTRANS

De Business Development unit annually organizes the workshop 'Agent-based Mobility, Traffic and Transportation Models, Methodologies and Applications' at the International ANT-Conference. During this workshop, new research results and novel ideas related to the practice of agent-based traffic and transportation will be presented.

BD establishes close cooperation between IMOB and TransInfo (UBuffalo)

In 2015, IMOB signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics (ISTL) at the University at Buffalo (US). With this agreement, the Business Development Unit cleared the way for a close cooperation in areas related to transportation research and education (e.g. GIS based route planning, traffic congestion modelling, student exchange).

IMOB helps to improve the air quality in European cities

Through the BD unit, IMOB acquired the iSCAPE-project ‘Improving the Smart Control of Air Pollution in Europe’. With this project, we contribute to integrate and improve the air quality and control of carbon emissions in European cities. Using a Living Lab approach, the project will deploy a network of air quality and meteorological sensors (both stationary and mobile) and evaluate the benefits expected and experienced from the interventions on a neighbourhood. We strive towards a ‘smart city’ through the development of sustainable and passive air pollution remediation strategies, policy interventions and behavioural change initiatives.

Efficient messages on Variable Message Signs (VMS): a casestudy in Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recently installed dynamic traffic signs along major arterials. By proactively informing drivers via dynamic traffic signs, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia aims to tackle congestion and road safety problems. IMOB examined how those messages should be designed to let traffic circulate smoothly.

IMOB implements Road Safety Corridor in Muscat (Oman)

Thanks to our large network, IMOB will implement a Road Safety Corridor in Muscat. That Road Safety Corridor has to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries from road accidents. IMOB will transfer its knowledge on road safety to policy makers and local parties of different backgrounds.