Ride-hailing apps, IT and connected and autonomous vehicles are revolutionizing transportation, promising greater safety, accessibility and efficiency as well as a greener future. Dr. Bilal Farooq, Canada Research Chair in Disruptive Transportation Technologies and Services, is developing systematic approaches to help this revolution succeed.
Using virtual reality, machine learning, mathematical modelling and simulation, Farooq and his research team are developing the algorithms and tools we will need to make use of these services and technologies on a large scale. They are also trying to predict how people will respond to them. Their research will support the development of policies, investment strategies and legislation that ensures disruptive transportation innovations are adopted sustainably.