Feedback-Enabled Intelligent Transportation
Two problems in transportation are considered in which feedback features. In the first problem, vehicles parked in urban environments are treated as large-scale sensor networks, capable of providing services to people beyond transportation. The example service considered concerns the location of moving, missing entities in cities. To achieve this goal, an RFID-based system is introduced. Feedback plays a role in ensuring the efficient use of the parked vehicle network in the search for the entities, in terms of numbers of sensors searching at any given point in time, and the geographical coverage of the search area achieved. Next, some of the complications involved in the testing and validation of large-scale ITS applications are addressed. A vehicle-in-the-loop platform is introduced, which merges concepts of large-scale simulation, and proof-of-concept with real vehicles and drivers.
Wynita Griggs received a Ph.D. degree in engineering from the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia in 2007. Between 2008 and 2015, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellowat the Hamilton Institute, National University of Ireland Maynooth, in Ireland; and between 2015 and 2019, she was a Research Scientist at University College Dublin, in Dublin, Ireland. Her research interests include intelligent transportation systems; and stability theory with applications to feedback control.