The research purpose of this research unit is to develop a simulation system that evaluates mutual behavioral safety in a “Mixed Mobility Urban Space.” As currently envisioned, smart city development plans will be steadily promoted by Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and vehicle artificial intelligence (AI). However, it is also possible that such urban spaces will produce numerous accidents due to the mixture of pedestrians, cars, PVs, and logistic drones, etc. Moreover, existing pedestrian space safety evaluation methods cannot simultaneously evaluate crowd flow and vehicle behavior. This background provides us with opportunities to holistically consider urban space design and vehicle mechanical engineering. Some remarkable achievements resulting from the studies shown below will be presented in the system construction process.
Professor • Unit Leader
Space Design, Ergonomics, Pedestrian Simulation
Visualization Informatics, Computer Graphics
Control Engineering, Drone Control, Nonlinear Control
Automotive Engineering, Vehicle Behavior Evaluation
Urban Planning, Activity Evaluation
The individual research themes and their characteristics are as follows: