Distinguished Speaker Series Webinar: Can Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Technologies Make Cities Smarter?
3 July 2020
Speaker: Satish Ukkusuri
Affiliation: Purdue University
Time: 09:00–10:00 (Tokyo time)
This webinar featured Satish Ukkusuri of Purdue University who discussed the recent paradigm shift in smart mobility towards Mobility as a Service (MaaS) systems. Ukkusuri explained how these technology-based shared mobility solutions such as Uber, Didi, Grab, and other ridesharing services aimed at relieving congestion and improving sustainability may have mixed benefits for cities. Ukkusuri used big data to quantify the inequalities and externalities that such technologies can impose on cities and describe how regulations can make MaaS systems more equitable. He also discussed COVID-19’s impact on transit passenger ridership and how to safely reopen modes of transportation.
About the Speaker
Satish Ukkusuri is a Professor in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University and Director of the Urban Mobility Networks and Intelligence Lab. His research focuses on interdisciplinary transportation networks, with current interest in data driven mobility solutions, disaster management, resilience of interdependent networks, connected and autonomous traffic systems, shared mobility platforms, and smart logistics.