Israel Institute of Technology
The Technion, founded in 1912, is Israel’s oldest university. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in science and engineering, and related fields. It has 18 academic departments and about 60 research centres. The Transportation Research Institute (TRI) is one of the Technicon’s’ research institutes. TRI serves as a centre and framework of cooperation for faculty members from various Technion units whose research covers a wide spectrum of transportation subjects. This research is primarily directed at solving problems of crucial national importance – Traditional and innovative public transport services, Travel behaviour and quality of service, Traffic Management and traffic congestion, emission control and road safety. TRI researchers are conducting innovative research in using crowd sourcing as a basis for improving pro-active traffic management. Data extracted from Social Networks as well as real-time location-based information from PMD are the fundamental elements in the development of cooperative models. These models aim to predict travel patterns in different time horizons and implement the most suitable traffic management strategies. TRI researchers participated in many European projects such as SafetNet, CyberCars and CyberMove, CityMobil, EU ARTEMIS, COST346, CANTIQUE, CONDUITS, 2MOVE2, SOLUTIONS and PETRA. The Technion team has gained significant expertise and experience in the development of mobility-related decision making methodologies and tools, while using state-of-the-art methods for data fusion and Big Data analysis. The team has been closely cooperating with major local authorities in Israel for over 25 years and was engaged in several international projects, particularly EU projects.