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On the track of future urban mobility—safety, human factors and technology

25–26 October 2018

Porto, Portugal

Local organizers: Sara Ferreira, António Cuoto, António Lobo, José Pedro Tavares

The conference was organised in tight co-operation with the Research Centre for Territory, Transports and Environment of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto.


Automated driving

An incremental approach to study driver-vehicle interaction in the context of progressive automation

António Lobo

The deployment of automated vehicles in urban environments: traffic strategies in a safety perspective

Lígia Conceição

Recognition on trigger condition of autonomous braking system

Yasuhiro Mimura

Acceptance of Cornering ABS and other Advanced Rider Assistance Systems (ARAS) and their potential for crash avoidance/mitigation

Lukas Hartwig

Identifying Shortcomings in Autonomous Vehicles Technologies

Eduardo Ribeiro Neto Marques

Road safety in an uncertain technological future

Filipe Moura

Safety impacts

A controlled trial to allow motorcycles on bus lanes in Tel-Aviv: an assessment of mobility and safety impacts

Victoria Gitelman


Safety of mobility scooters: lessons learned from in-depth accident investigations

Ragnhild Davidse

A comprehensive and unified framework for analysing the impacts on road safety of measures influencing speed

Rune Elvik

Accidents and prevention

The severity of pedestrian crashes in Lisbon

Carlos Roque

Driver visibility assessment on urban crossing environments based on point clouds

Lucía Díaz-Vilariño

Estimating the potential of warning system, which prevents road accidents at pedestrian crossings

Juri Ess


Policies and implementations

Road safety benchmarking in Dutch municipalities: theoretical framework, implementation and webtool

Charlotte Bax

A foresight exercise into urban mobility

Nicole Muhlrad

Spatiotemporal Variation of Bicycling Collision and Injury in Berlin: Implications for Local Transport Policy Making

Rafael M. Medeiros

Can an experience with no car use change a future mode choice behaviour?

Matus Sucha

Special session: Surrogate Measures of Safety

Comparison of two nearness-to-collision surrogate indicators at a signalized intersection in Minsk using Extreme Value Theory

Attila Borsos

Evaluation of Surrogate measures of safety for vulnerable road users—results and lessons from Horizon 2020 project InDeV

Aliaksei Laureshyn

Framework for analysing cyclist safety per movement: Case study at discontinuity locations along the cycling facility

Matin Nabavi Niaki

Contribution of a Novel Speed Reduction Equipment to Promote Road Safety

Francisco Duarte

Safety effects of traffic calming on roads through villages: proactive evaluation using GPS data

Mariusz Kiec

Parameters and statistical modeling for comparison of simulated and observed traffic conflicts. A case study on 2+1 road sections

Carmelo D’Agostino

Naturalistic driving

Using naturalistic driving data to evaluate speed limit reductions: energy, environmental and safety assessment

Patricia Baptista

Using naturalistic driving data to model crash risk at a city level

Marta Faria

Quantitative analysis of rear-end crashes and near crashes in a commercial fleet in Shanghai

Giulio Bianchi Piccinini



Can an experience with no car use change a future mode choice behaviour?

Chiara Ferrante

Using data from a smartphone app to analyse distraction and drowsiness of drivers

Sara Ferreira

The use of alternative transport means in city centers: insights from an observational survey

Alfred Shalom Hakkert

Quality of pedestrians’ mobility: exploratory study in Coimbra

Fátima Pereira Da Silva

The interface of Transport and Health Engineering for the understanding of Brazilian urban mobility from the perspective of the elderly person

Adriana de Sousa

The tale of two pedestrian deaths: A first of sorts

Thomas Rajesh

Pedestrians behaviour at unsignalized crosswalks: comparison of results based on simulated urban environments with field observations

Francisco Soares

The relative impact of cyclists’ appearance and infrastructure layout on speed and lateral distance while overtaking bicyclists: a simulator approach

Anja Katharina Huemer

Exploring cyclist behavior at signalized crossing: perspective of cyclist-pedestrian conflict analysis

Ming-Yi Tseng

Incremental and disruptive innovations in the modal cycle: an incentive factor for sustainable mobility?

Cristiano Magno

Attitudes and behavioural preferences of bicyclists using smartphone app: a comparison in two urban areas in Italy and USA

Carmelo D’Agostino

The perception of the operational efficiency, by the user of the collective transportation of the metropolitan system of public transport network of the metropolitan region of Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil

Roberto Carlos Sousa

Home-school travel: a path analysis of factors underlying the choices of the Italian parents

Natalia Distefano

Using real-time information to improve Emergency Medical Service response: A vehicle dispatching analysis

Marco Amorim

Winter road maintenance in Portugal: The case study of Bragança

Nuno Gama

Road crashes and meteorological conditions in Porto, Portugal: An analysis with lagged effects

António Lobo

Exploratory study of motorcyclists’ risky behavior at an unsignalised intersection using the Swedish Traffic Conflict Technique

Noor Azreena Kamaluddin

Are the safety benefits of the treatments at pedestrian crossings still valuable in presence of autonomous vehicles?

Carmelo D’Agostino

Can micro-simulation help in getting better exposure measures?

Carmelo D’Agostino

Evaluation of the safety effect of bike boxes

Harry Lahrmann

The “go-along” approach to study the relationship between the environment and residents of Brasilia

Caroline Machado

Incorporating road safety concerns into pavement maintenance management

Rita Justo-Silva

Adverse weather and vulnerable road users’ casualty in some European countries

Ruth Bergel-Hayat

Analysing the relationship between freeway flow parameters and safety, through the functional form of a crash prediction model. The case of run-off-road crashes

Carlos Roque

Identification of potential relationships between road safety and design and operation of roadside elements

Carlos Roque

Systemic approach for the preventive road safety incidence assessment of cycle rickshaw

Juan Felipe Restrepo-Gonzalez

Modeling to assess gender and age influence on traffic injury severities in Brazil: urban vs. rural environment

Philippe Silva

Intermodal Mobility Hubs and MaaS Solutions

Daniel Bell

Sustainable mobility for irregular settlements

Estéfanny Mendonça

Proposition of mitigating measures to minimize the impacts implaced by a travel generator pole of church type: a case study in Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil

Kelves Vinícius Souza

The effect of urban design on the pedestrians’ safety perception: lighting, vegetation, and roadway lanes

Juan Luis Higuera-Trujillo

The influence of a bypass road on road safety

Wafa Elias

Construction and validation of the public bus passenger safety evaluation scale

Enoch Sam