FDP & Future Cities Laboratory – #02 Transportation with Pieter Fourie

Guest: Pieter Fourie (https://fcl.ethz.ch/people/CoreTeam/PieterFourie.html)
Host: Takatoshi Shibayama (https://www.blockshinesg.com/future-design-podcast/)
Creative Producer: Kash Singh (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kash-singh-87909625/)
Sound/Camera: Dylan Tan (https://www.willdylan.com)
Music: ShowNing (https://www.showningdj.com)

“Run for fun? What the hell kind of fun is that?” You may recall when Marty McFly and Doc Emmet Brown went back to 1885, and Doc in a saloon was rambling with the gents about how horse carriages became motorized carriages called automobile, and people just run for fun. Will zero marginal cost and autonomous vehicle usher in a reality where we will just walk for fun?

Dr Pieter Fourie is the project leader of the Engaging Mobility group at FCL. Dr Pieter Fourie has more than 10 years’ experience in agent-​based transport simulation and has been an active developer of the open source MATSim project since 2008. He wants to bring these tools into practice, and see simulation used in neighborhood sketch-​planning.

Dr Pieter Fourie’s research deals with the generation of more realistic populations of households and individuals from limited and incomplete information; developing an integrated approach to modelling the coordinated activity scheduling and ride-​sharing behavior within households; and, speeding up agent-​based transport simulations through meta-​modelling techniques.

Dr Pieter Fourie obtained his PhD from ETH Zurich while at FCL and received the ETH Medal for his PhD thesis ‘Data-​driven Transit Simulation’.

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