PhD student Khalid Al Abri enables Smart Mobility via Enhanced Support of Driving Behaviors, Safety, & Experience

The PhD thesis by Khalid Ali Al Abri focuses on mobility management in smart cities, acknowledging the escalating challenges posed by the massive number of traffic road crashes. The urgent requirement for creative solutions is emphasized by the worldwide impact of road accidents. The research focuses on the identification and management of driving behaviors.

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Driving behaviors are categorized into operational, tactical, and strategic dimensions. The research explores the profound influence of autonomous and connected vehicles, driving styles, and skills on road safety. A crucial element, emphasized in this thesis, is the holistic measurement of driving performance, taking into account the multifaceted role of human factors. To fortify road safety, advanced monitoring systems, data analytics, and robust legal frameworks are thoroughly examined as indispensable tools.

The research looks beyond technical aspects and points out the significance of traffic law enforcement, international initiatives, and the evolving legal landscape governing road safety. The research establishes a comprehensive framework for the ongoing management of driving performance. It seeks to employ intelligent approaches to assess driving performance, precisely define driving behaviors within a legal framework, and intelligently handle simultaneous driving behaviors.

The ambitious scope of the research includes measuring the impact of spatial factors on performance, exploring the intricate relationship between driver physiology and performance, and formulating intelligent strategies to enhance driving performance. The strength of this work lies not only in its technical depth but also in its commitment to addressing real-world challenges and contributing to the advancement of road safety on a global scale.

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On Friday, 9 February 2024 at 3.00 pm Mr. Khalid Al Abri will defend his PhD thesis at Hasselt University. His defence is open to the public and will take place at campus Hasselt in auditorium Louis Roppe (Martelarenlaan 42 - Old Prison, 3500 Hasselt) It is also possible to attend his defence online.

Who is Khalid Ali Al Abri?

Mr. Khalid Ali Al Abri is 43 years old, lives in the Sultanate of Oman, Al Hamra. He is married and proud father of 5 children (3 daughters and 2 sons). His passions include travelling, reading and photography.

Mr. Khalid Ali Al Abri is a dedicated professional with a diverse and impressive academic and professional background. He started his academic journey with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, laying the foundation for his future endeavors. Building upon this, he pursued a Master's degree in Information Technology to hone his skills in the ever-changing world of digital advancements. His passion for technology and public safety and his innate curiosity an ambition drove him to pursue a PhD in Transportation Sciences at UHasselt.

Besides being an excellent academic, Mr. Khalid is also a dedicated police officer in Oman. After 18 years in law enforcement, he currently serves as the manager of the Violation Directorate, overseeing the enforcement of traffic regulations. His commitment to public safety has driven him to develop and implement state-of-the-art traffic enforcement solutions, leveraging his technological expertise to create a safer and more secure environment. His work reflects a commitment to efficiency, accuracy, and fairness in upholding the rule of law on the roads.