This is the online homepage of Morikawa, Yamamoto & Miwa Lab at Nagoya University in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The lab was established to enhance the strength of research in transport and environment dynamics at Nagoya University (NU TREND). Major interests of the lab include modeling individual choice behavior, evaluation of evolving transportation policies, next-generation mobility utilizing ITS, methods for creating eco-city, and study on household vehicle ownership and use.
Professor Morikawa is a member of the Department of Environmental Engineering and Architecture, Graduate School of Environmental Studies. Professor Yamamoto and Professor Miwa are the members of EcoTopia Science Institute (the Department of Civil Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering). The other members of the lab accordingly belong to the two departments, yet we conduct research as a team.
Title：Autonomous Vehicles Down Under: An Investigation of Consumer Sentiment in Australia
Speaker：Prof. Stephen Greaves
Professor and Chair in Transport Management, Institute of Transport & Logistics Studies, University of Sydney
Date & time：2019/04/16, 17:00～18:30
Place：Room 102, Building 8 (North Wing), School of Engineering
Abstract: In common with many nations in the developed world, Australia is considering the potential for Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) to tackle various transportation and sustainability challenges. However, consumer sentiment remains unclear with a view that most Australian’s are not ready to accept this technology. This seminar draws from a recent survey of 450 Australians' investigating attitudes and preferences towards AVs and vehicle-sharing. Results suggest that Australians’ are highly polarized in their views on both AVs and sharing. More favourable attitudes towards AVs are associated with younger, male respondents, those who drive less currently and those more open to enjoying life’s pleasures. More negative attitudes prevail with older, female respondents, those who drive more, and less open to new experiences. The seminar concludes with planned future research collaborations with researchers at Nagoya University investigating whether these findings are similar or not for Japanese consumers.
A seminar by Prof. Yang, Dalian Maritime University, will be held as follows.
This seminar is a part of Seminar on Environmental Ecology System and Seminar on Regional and Urban Management.
Date and Time: April 17 11:00-12:00
Place: Rm. 108 Eng. Bld. 8
Speaker: Professor Zhongzhen Yang
Title：Problem-based studies on transportation planning and management
--- Topics and progresses of Team Yang in Dalian Maritime University