Beautiful…but at What Cost? An Examination of Externalities in Geographic Routing with Secondary Criteria
Directions platforms such as Google Maps or Mapquest have, for a long time, defaulted to providing the shortest-time path between two points when users request driving directions. There has been a shift in the research community and industry, however, to incorporate additional factors such as the simplicity of the route, safety, or beauty into the determination of optimal routes. In my talk I will present several approaches to generate scenic routes and I will discuss a Ubicomp paper in which we implemented several alternative routing algorithms in order to quantify the externalities (e.g., increased complexity, redistribution of routes between neighborhoods) that arise when you optimize on cost metrics that are not the shortest time.
Johannes Schöning is a Lichtenberg Professor and Professor of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at the University of Bremen in Germany. In addition he is the co-director of the Bremen Spatial Cognition Center (BSCC) and member of the TZI (Technologie-Zentrum Informatik und Informationstechnik). His research interests lie at the intersection between (HCI), geographic information science and ubiquitous interface technologies. In his HCI lab they investigate how people interact with digital spatial information and create new methods and novel interfaces to help people interact with spatial information. This includes the development and evaluation of wearable technologies, mobile augmented reality and virtual reality applications, interactive surfaces and tabletops, and other “post desktop” interfaces.
Meike Jipp is a head of department for”Human Factors” at the Institute of Transportation Systems of the German Aerospace Center e.V. Her research interests include driver status recognition, modeling of cognitive processes, such as situational awareness, behavior and cooperation in the transport system and human reliability. In this context, she is also project manager for various third-party funded projects, financed by industry and public clients.
Christine Sutter is a professor for Traffic Science & Traffic Psychology, German University of Police.
Benjamin Tannert is working on a navigation system for disabled people (especially for wheelchair-user) that automatically detects barriers, and an adaption of this for robots (e.g. delivery-robots, lawnmower-robots) which have similar problems. His research focus is on developing systems that assist disabled people.
Creating a connected bike capable of communicating with vehicles and infrastructure
Boréal Bikes was asked to supply the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) with Connected Bikes for their study on Connected Vehicles. The electric-assisted bikes were to be equipped with an array of sensors and the same computing power found on cars with Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). The goal was to produce bike-centric data rather than car-centric, to further investigate the impact of up and coming V2X networks on cyclists’ safety. The lecture describes the progress and difficulties encountered during the development of the connected bike and provides a demonstration of its capabilities.
Louis-P. Huard is founder and CEO of Boréal Bikes in 2015. He focuses on improving road safety for all cyclists and vulnerable road users through vehicle connectivity and the development of AI applications for active mobility. As a Research partner for leading transport authorities, his company has helped these organizations further investigate the potential of V2X for cyclists. He holds a patent on an HMI specifically designed for Bike to V2X applications (smrtGRiPS). The smrtGRiPS have been extensively referenced and studied in industry-leading research for smart cities and connected mobility. Prior to that, he worked as a product innovation specialist for clients Blackberry, Unilever, InBev among others, as he was involved in over than 100 product launches. He also is a nerdy bike enthusiast and is one of the original organizers of Cyclehack Berlin, an annual event cycling hackathon held in Berlin for a truly sustainable future.
Use of Open Street Map Data in Software Development
Lennart Brink-Abeler has over 10 years experience in software development. Since 01.04.2017 he has been working as a software developer for GeoMobile and has participated in various national and international research projects. Due to his extensive technical and organizational skills, Mr. Brink-Abeler has been in charge of research and innovation at GeoMobile since 01.01.2019.
Wearables and Electronic Components in Head Protection Products Bicycle Helmets and Glasses
Sigmund Piller is a head of research at UVEX Sports group.