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Highlights of the 2020 Transport Research Arena conference

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The Transport Research Arena (TRA) is the foremost European transport event that covers all transport modes and all aspects of mobility. Occurring biennially, it attracts 3,000 attendees from all over Europe and beyond. TRA2020 was planned to take place in Helsinki on 27–30 April on the theme “Rethinking transport – towards clean and inclusive mobility”. For the first time a Journal review track was organised, and the 20 best research papers published in a Special Issue in ETRR. Despite the Conference being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to announce that the valuable scientific work from the Conference is still available in this Special Issue.

View the video editorial from Pekka Leviäkangas, Chair of the Programme Committee for TRA2020, here: https://traconference.eu/webinars-and-publications/journals/

  1. Cities all around the world are observing increasing levels of urban freight activities owing to the growth of internet shopping combined to the traditional distribution to shops, creating additional problems ...

    Authors: Marco Diana, Miriam Pirra and Andree Woodcock

    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2020 12:40

    Content type: Original Paper

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  2. The objective of this paper is to study 1) do people living in certain residential environments express more dissatisfaction with general functionality and safety of travel, 2) is dissatisfaction with general ...

    Authors: Hanne Tiikkaja, Heikki Liimatainen and Markus Pöllänen

    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2020 12:32

    Content type: Original Paper

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  3. Key to understanding the needs and building road infrastructure management tools to prevent and mitigate run-off-road accidents is to identify hazards and their sources which are a result of wrong design, cons...

    Authors: Marcin Budzynski, Kazimierz Jamroz, Krzysztof Wilde, Wojciech Witkowski, Lukasz Jelinski and Dawid Bruski

    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2020 12:30

    Content type: Original Paper

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  4. The aim of the study was to examine the prevalence of pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries (MAIS3+) in traffic, and to identify differences in the factors associated with the injury severities. The study...

    Authors: Fanny Malin, Anne Silla and Miloš N. Mladenović

    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2020 12:29

    Content type: Original Paper

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  5. Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) is a service that supports customers’ transportation needs by providing information and ticketing for a multitude of transport modes in one interface; thus, buy potentially fosteri...

    Authors: Raphael Hoerler, Anna Stünzi, Anthony Patt and Andrea Del Duce

    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2020 12:27

    Content type: Original Paper

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  6. Current statistics show that distraction is a central cause of traffic accidents. Safety systems with distance control currently available on the market have great potential for preventing accidents and signif...

    Authors: Betina Weber, Manfred Dangelmaier, Frederik Diederichs and Dieter Spath

    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2020 12:26

    Content type: Original Paper

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  7. To improve safety and address current employment challenges in the waterborne transport sector, the VT concept is developed. The VT is a vessel platooning concept that is semi-autonomous. The VT is composed by...

    Authors: Hilde Meersman, Eleni Moschouli, Loghman NanwayBoukani, Christa Sys, Edwin van Hassel, Thierry Vanelslander and Eddy Van de Voorde

    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2020 12:23

    Content type: Original Paper

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  8. The shipping industry has grown spectacularly during the last 50 years transporting nowadays, approximately, the 80–90% of goods worldwide. However, maritime transport remains a highly inefficient industry. On...

    Authors: Jordi Arjona Aroca, José Andrés Giménez Maldonado, Gabriel Ferrús Clari, Nuria Alonso i García, Lucía Calabria and Jorge Lara

    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2020 12:22

    Content type: Original Paper

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  9. This paper presents the first results of an agent-based model aimed at solving a Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem (CVRP) for inbound logistics using a novel Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) algorithm, develope...

    Authors: Giovanni Calabrò, Vincenza Torrisi, Giuseppe Inturri and Matteo Ignaccolo

    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2020 12:21

    Content type: Original Paper

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    The Correction to this article has been published in European Transport Research Review 2020 12:28

  10. Surging acceptance of adaptive cruise control (ACC) across the globe is further escalating concerns over its energy impact. Two questions have directed much of this project: how to distinguish ACC driving beha...

    Authors: Yinglong He, Michail Makridis, Georgios Fontaras, Konstantinos Mattas, Hongming Xu and Biagio Ciuffo

    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2020 12:17

    Content type: Original Paper

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  11. This work presents a microsimulation study on the topic on an uphill network, regarding the potential impact of AVs and Cooperative-AVs (Coop-AVs or CAVs), vehicles able to cooperate with the infrastructure. T...

    Authors: Michail Makridis, Ludovic Leclercq, Konstantinos Mattas and Biagio Ciuffo

    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2020 12:15

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    The Correction to this article has been published in European Transport Research Review 2020 12:24

  12. Finnish government allowed in October 2013 operating high capacity vehicles (HCV) with a maximum weight limit of 76 t on Finnish roads. An analysis on how HCVs have affected the Finnish road freight transport ...

    Authors: Heikki Liimatainen, Markus Pöllänen and Lasse Nykänen

    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2020 12:14

    Content type: Original Paper

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  13. What are the profiles of both users and non-users of car sharing in European cities regarding their travel patterns and psychological aspects? Two subsamples (1519 users and 3695 non-users of car sharing) part...

    Authors: Érika Martins Silva Ramos, Cecilia Jakobsson Bergstad, Andrea Chicco and Marco Diana

    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2020 12:13

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  14. We study the problem of making algorithmic statistical inferences about the dynamics of city traffic. Our data is based on loop detector counts of observed vehicles in various roads in the city of Tampere, Fin...

    Authors: Jorma Kilpi, Ilkka Norros, Pirkko Kuusela, Fanny Malin and Tomi Räty

    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2020 12:10

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  15. Transport infrastructure owners are moving from reactive toward proactive infrastructure management. This involves computation of costs associated with failure or maintenance, including expected transport dela...

    Authors: Marieke S. van der Tuin and Adam J. Pel

    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2020 12:8

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  16. With the emergence of the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) concept, it is important to understand whether it has the potential to support behaviour change and the shift away from private vehicle ownership and use....

    Authors: Melinda Matyas

    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2020 12:7

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  17. We recently proposed a concept, called Combined Alternate-Direction Lane Assignment and Reservation-based Intersection Control (CADLARIC), for organizing directionally unrestricted traffic flows in automated v...

    Authors: Aleksandar Stevanovic and Nikola Mitrovic

    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2020 12:6

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  18. This paper introduces a comprehensive framework for the development of optimal multi-year maintenance plans for a large number of bridges. A maintenance plan is said to be optimal when, within the given budget...

    Authors: Zaharah Allah Bukhsh, Irina Stipanovic and Andre G. Doree

    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2020 12:3

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  19. This paper addresses, in simulation, energy minimization of an autonomous electric minibus operating in an urban environment. Two different case studies have been considered, each involving a total of 10 diffe...

    Authors: Sina Torabi, Mauro Bellone and Mattias Wahde

    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2020 12:2

    Content type: Original Paper

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