Fall 2021 Speaker Series: How Fully Automated Vehicles Will Shape an Individual's Use of Time

Friday, November 19, 2021

Location: Zoom

How Fully Automated Vehicles Will Shape  an Individual’s Use of Time

Fri, Nov. 19, 2021    

1:40 PM - 3:00 PM (Pacific)

How might people spend time when traveling in a fully automated vehicle, and what effect might it have on the intensity of travel?   This webinar will dive into the ways that fully automated vehicles will affect how humans will make use of their time when freed from the task of driving and will discuss how the idea of a “productive use of time” may be altered.



Dr. Chandra R. Bhat is Professor and Joe J. King Chair in Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, Cockrell School of Engineering, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering.  He is an expert in transportation and urban policy design, with far reaching implications for public health, energy dependence, greenhouse gas emissions, and quality of life, and has been a pioneer in the formulation and use of statistical and econometric methods to analyze human choice behavior.  His research includes social and environmental aspects of transportation, planning implications of connected and automated smart transportation systems, e-commerce and information and communication technology impacts on the activity and mobility behaviors of consumer and upstream supply chain providers, and data science and predictive analytics.

Chandra Bhat Flyer V5.pdf