On May 7th, 2021, Dennis Begheijn defended his thesis, titled Implementing policy strategies to stimulate teleworking. This report deals with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on teleworking in the Netherlands and which policy strategies are feasible to persist the positive impacts on travel behaviour.
On February 8th, 2021, Femke van Giessen started her MSc project on the improvement of traffic signal control in the transition period from manual to automated driving.
On December 16th, 2020 Raj Kumar Muniyandi defended his MSc thesis, entitled Energy efficient electric vehicle platooning at signalized intersections, on developing an eco-driving control strategy for truck platooning at signalized intersections.
On Thursday September 10th, 2020, the (virtual) defense of the MSc thesis of William van Linkdonk took place. His thesis is Speed limits and their effect on capacity and deals with the analysis of data to determine the influence of different speed limits on the capacity of the road.
On August 1st, 2020, Dennis Begheijn started his MSc project on the design of a policy strategy to stimulate flexible working.
Priya Ramakrishnan has started to work on her MSc project about the minimisation of CO2-emissions due to road works. The project will investigate how road works can be planned (in time) and set up (e.g. lane configurations) in such a way that CO2-emissions will be minimal.
On Tuesday May 12th, 2020, Stefan Klomp defended his MSc thesis on a new microscopic control algorithm for ramp metering. His report has the title Ramp metering: a microscopic control approach – A case study for the Netherlands.
On Friday November 29th, 2019, Moyu Zhou defended her MSc thesis on the effectiveness of ramp metering with a mix of automated vehicles. Her report is titled Analysis of Current Dutch Traffic Management Effectiveness with Automated Vehicles: A Ramp Metering Case Study.
William van Lindonk has started his MSc project about the impact of speed limits on the capacity of the road. In the past years various changes in speed limits have occurred in the Netherlands. The impact on capacity of some of these changes is investigated in this project.
Jeffrey Geudeke has started to work on his MSc project about the intelligent control of intersections. The project develops and tests new control strategies using parametrised control and a prediction model. The control strategies are calibrated and compared with traditional ones using microscopic simulation, for a number of intersections on the N14 near The Hague.