Karl Wunderlich


Watch His PresentationCreating a System of Automated and Connected Vehicles | View the presentation

Date and Time: Friday, May 5, 2017 at 8:30 am

Abstract: A new world of connected and automated transportation is rapidly emerging, as low-cost sensors, wireless communications, and machine learning transform both our vehicles and how we use them for personal mobility and economic productivity.  It is not a foregone conclusion that a more reliable and safer system will result from these converging technology trends.  Transportation researcher Karl Wunderlich shares his world-view on how decentralized control of the shared transportation system resource can be influenced to reduce risks and meet the demands of the emerging mobility consumer.

Biography: Dr. Wunderlich is a Corporate Fellow for Transportation Analysis in Washington, DC, serving as a task leader or senior advisor on numerous research and development tasks related to surface transportation. He is a key contributor to both research and development projects and technology deployment programs sponsored by the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Dr. Wunderlich is a recognized expert in the use of simulation and modeling techniques to evaluate emerging technologies or system policies intended to improve traveler mobility or system productivity. Dr. Wunderlich holds a Ph.D. in operations research from the University of Michigan.