March 15, 2019

Shared, Electric, Automated: The 3 Revolutions and the Future of Mobility

**This seminar will not be live-streamed or recorded.

Time

1:40pm - 3:00pm

Location

1605 Tilia, Room 1103, West Village

Speaker(s)

Giovanni Circella, Director, 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program, ITS-Davis

Abstract

The three transportation “revolutions” – shared mobility, electrification and vehicle automation – are likely to radically transform transportation (and society, more in general). The adoption and frequency of use of (on demand) shared mobility services, including ridehailing (e.g. Uber and Lyft), carsharing, bikesharing and e-scooter sharing are already causing rapid changes in travel patterns and the use of other travel modes, in particular among younger travelers and urban residents. The effects of these disruptive forces sum up to (and are often confused with) those of other factors affecting travel patterns, including changes in lifestyles and household composition, changing economic and work conditions, the expansion of the digital technology and the adoption of e-shopping, which impact the way individuals interact, work, socialize, and travel. In this seminar, I present results from the California Panel Study of Emerging Transportation Trends, a longitudinal study that investigates the evolution of travel patterns and the adoption of new transportation technologies in California, and discuss research questions related to current and future changes in the relationship with private vehicle ownership, the adoption of vehicle automation and consumers’ interest in Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions.

Biographical Sketch

Giovanni Circella is the Honda Distinguished Scholar for New Mobility Studies and the Director of the 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Circella’s research interests include travel behavior, travel demand modeling, travel survey methods, emerging transportation services, shared mobility, autonomous vehicles and policy analysis. His recent research has focused on the impacts of individual attitudes, land use features, information and communication technology (ICT), shared mobility and ridehailing (e.g. Lyft and Uber) on travel behavior and auto ownership, and the mobility patterns of specific population segments (e.g.“millennials”) and in various regions of the U.S., Europe, South America and the Middle East. Dr. Circella is the Chair of the TRB Committee on ICT and Transportation (ADB20), and a member of the Transportation and Sustainability (ADD40) and the Travel Behavior and Values (ADB10) committees. He also serves in the NCHRP 20-102, 20-102(01), 20-102(09) and 20-102(19) panels on the impacts of connected and automated vehicles. Dr. Circella regularly cooperates with metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), other agencies and non-profit organizations in the U.S., Europe and South America.