Visiting Scholar Rudong Yang investigates mobility patterns in Qingdao.

Visiting Scholar Rudong Yang together with his colleague Jan Peter Heemsoth investigates mobility patterns in Qingdao.

31.03.2020 | Visiting scholar Mr Rudong Yang from the School of Transportation Engineering (Prof. Dr. Ruihua Xu) atTongji University  joins the Institute of Transport, Railway Construction and Operation at the Technical University of Braunschweig. Together with Prof. Dr. Thomas Siefer and his team – Jan Peter Heemsoth and Nina Schmidt – he investigates the status quo of traffic in the urban region of Qingdao in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong in the mobility sub-project.

The sub-project “Mobility” focuses on the reduction of energy consumption, emissions and air pollution while increasing the efficiency and effectivity of locally available existing and future transportation infrastructures. For these purposes, a Systems Engineering Framework including data driven methods, tools and processes will be evolved for developing sustainable future mobility and vehicle concepts in urban regions. For instance, a new Traffic Flow Simulation System will be developed to build a digital twin of the whole traffic system, which will be used to simulate the traffic flow in Qingdao. The simulation model will help to optimize mobility and vehicle concepts.

When he came to Braunschweig from China in the early January, the situation concerning the coronavirus in his home country was slowly getting worse. Now he – like many scientific researchers from TU Braunschweig – is doing his research from his home office. An interview with Rudong Yang and Jan Peter Heemsoth from the Institute of Transport.

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