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New ASCE Publication Explores Emerging Technologies and Their Impact on Transportation Systems

pdubey@v1-media.com on May 2, 2022 - in News, Transportation

Reston, Va. – Disruptive technology changes the way things are done, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is doing just that, occurring exponentially, and affecting almost every industry, including transportation. Emerging technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), fifth-generation (5G) wireless technologies, artificial intelligence, robotics, and connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) offer great potential to mitigate existing transportation issues and will as such affect many aspects of education and workforce development in coming years. The latest American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) publication, Disruptive Emerging Transportation Technologies, addresses the need to bring critical fundamental understandings of relevant disruptive emerging technologies and their potential impacts on smart transportation infrastructure and systems.

This book is a valuable reference for educators to re-imagine their roles, redesign their curricula, and adopt very different pedagogical strategies to address this inevitability, particularly when they are introducing emerging technologies into transportation planning and development, infrastructure design, and traffic management. Key topics covered in the book include:

  • 4IR technologies impacting the future of transportation;
  • Surface transportation automation;
  • Testing methods and technologies for autonomous vehicles;
  • Emerging mobility services such as automated delivery and logistics, mobility as a service (MaaS), and mobility on demand (MOD);
  • Shared bicycle and vehicle services, and first mile/last mile solutions;
  • Cooperative and automated traffic control; and
  • Major unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technologies and their possible impacts on the future of transportation. 

While of particular interest to educators, researchers, and students in the field of disruptive emerging transportation technologies, professionals of public and private sectors including engineers, managers, planners, and policymakers will find this an invaluable resource.

 

To purchase online, visit the ASCE Bookstore

Limited review copies are available for book reviews. Please contact Leslie Connelly, lconnelly@asce.org.

 

ABOUT THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. ASCE works to raise awareness of the need to maintain and modernize the nation’s infrastructure using sustainable and resilient practices, advocates for increasing and optimizing investment in infrastructure, and improve engineering knowledge and competency.

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