Seminar on Large-scale simulations for automated mobility

The Chair Drive for All is pleased to invite you to a seminar on “Large-scale simulations for automated mobility in Zurich and Paris”. We have the honor to receive Sebastian Hörl from the Institute for Transport Planning and Systems within the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ).

It will take place:

  • on Wednesday 26 February 2020 14:00 – 15:00
  • in the Board room (salle Vendôme) of MINES ParisTech
  • 60, Boulevard Saint-Michel 75006 Paris
  • Luxembourg station on RER line B

This seminar is public and free of charge but registration is mandatory.


In recent years Autonomous Mobility on Demand (AMoD) has become an active research field in transport planning. So far, several simulation studies have been presented that estimate which automated taxi fleet size would be able to serve the mobility demand in various cities around the world. One major part in these simulations has been missing so far: the customer behaviour. The talk will cover how this problem has been tackled at the Institute for Transport Planning and Systems at ETH Zurich over the past two years. After a short introduction of the MATSim simulation platform an overview of current results regarding costs, surveys and simulation around AMoD will be given. For the case of Paris a novel simulation scenario will be introduced, including first preliminary results of fleet sizing under the presence of customer behaviour.

All the information is also available in the document below.

Short bio: With a background of systems theory and systems engineering, Sebastian Hörl received his MSc degree in Complex Adaptive Systems from Chalmers University, Sweden, in 2016. After a stay at the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore, he started his PhD degree at ETH Zürich on the topic of large-scale agent-based transport simulation. His research focuses on the synthesis of artificial populations and the impact of highly automated vehicle fleets on travel behaviour and system performance.

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