| Home | About SAAD | People | Programs | Research | News and Events | Contact us |
line

Professor Wei Heng from University Of Cincinnati, UC Delivered a Lecture to the Students of SAAD

Published: 2017-5-3

In the afternoon of March 20th, 2017, Wei Heng, professor of School of Engineering and Practical Science of University of Cincinnati, USA, Director of Pilot Traffic Engineering and Systems Research and former chairman of Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA) was invited to deliver a lecture entitled Insightful Vision of Smart City Impacts on Transportation Planning and exchange views with the professors and students of SAAD.

In his lectures, Professor Wei Heng introduced the basic theory, development trends and people's response to the smart city from the perspective of transportation. According to him, the changes in the distribution of the US population and the metropolitan area indicate that security, mobility and the environment are always the principles that need to be considered in the process of transport policy making. The lecture introduces that the essence of the smart city are data and information. To solve the traffic problem, we must "jump out of traffic to see traffic", regard the city as an organic whole and carry out systematic thinking. Advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, robot, network car emerged. Relying solely on new technical means without a smart way of thinking and a contact perspective , the traffic problems will not be completely solved. The lectures specifically analyzed how we can travel in the future, how to better transport goods, how we adapt to the new future and how to make better decisions.
At the same time, Prof. Wei made his prediction and expectation on the outlook of the smart city. He holds that, different from the traditional traffic planning, the outlook of smart city has an far-reaching impact on the traffic planning and transportation disciplines. The impact areas of smart city and smart traffic may be far beyond these two areas, intersect with the economic, management, engineering and computer disciplines to produce new research areas.
At the end of the lecture, Professor Wei also answered some questions raised by the students, shared his experiences in the field of transportation, and provided some suggestions for the students who choose to go abroad and their research career.
 

【CLOSE】

Copyright © 2017 School of Architecture and Design. All Rights Reserved.