Transportation Research Forum New York Chapter Meeting

11:45 a.m. - Reception and Refreshments
12:15 p.m. - Luncheon
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Transportation Research Forum

Dr. Alain L. Kornhauser, Professor, Operations Research & Financial Engineering Dept., Princeton University

Topic:“Smart Driving Cars: Where Are We Going? Why Are We Going? Where Are We Now? How Might We Get There? The Thrill is in the Journey!”For many years, Professor Kornhauser has advocated and performed research on applying automation, network analysis, and optimal control to transit vehicles. Through his consulting firm, he and his staff pioneered the development and market acceptance of turn-by-turn GPS navigation systems. Combining these interests has resulted in Dr. Kornhauser and his students developing and testing driverless cars, and, in particular, the autonomousTaxi (aTaxi) concept which has the potential to transform mass transit and deliver ubiquitous mobility for all. He will discuss recent research on the aTaxi that his students performed using travel data for the State of New Jersey and how the concept might advance.

Where:The Captain’s Ketch,181 Pearl Street (downstairs), corner of Pine Street, Lower Manhattan

  • From New Jersey, take PATH to WTC or NJ Transit to Penn Station NY, A, C Subway to Fulton Street; or 1, 9 to Rector Street; or E to WTC; or R, W to Rector Street; or ferry service from Hoboken to WFC.
  • From Midtown/East Side 2, 3, 4, 5 Subway to Wall Street

Cost:$40 Members/$50 Non-Members/$25 Students
Anyone joining TRF on the day of the meeting will be entitled to the member rate. Checks should be made out to: “TRF – New York Chapter”.
No Shows will be billed

Luncheon Reservations & Additional Information:Paul K. Gessner
Gessner Transportation Consulting LLC
285 Seneca Place
Westfield, NJ 07090-4337
Phone: (908)591-4418
Fax: (908)728-3119