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TRAVISIONS 2018 RESULTS

The 2018 Young Researcher Competition awarded prize money sponsored by industry (alice, ERTRAC, Meyer Werft, Shift2Rail, UITP) to students from all over Europe. 169 students from 48 different EU universities have participated in the TRAVISIONS 2018 Young Researcher Competition, submitting innovative ideas in the field of transport for road, rail and waterborne modes.

The competition targeted students at universities and technical institutes pursuing bachelor and higher degrees, as well as early career PhD researchers. Initially, participants were invited to submit an abstract under one of the TRA 2018 conference topics. All participants were invited to register their ideas and submit a short abstract. They had a three-month period to further develop their proposal into a final project followin a very clear template. This was followed by an Evaluation of Ideas period, divided into two steps - a first remote evaluation by two evaluators and a second step in which the shortlisted ideas (10 per mode) were evaluated by a judging panel during the Shortlisting Event in which the three top ideas per mode (road, rail, waterborne and cross modality) were identified.

Winners had the unique opportunity to take part in a prestigious award ceremony at the 2018 Transport Research Arena (TRA) in Vienna, 16th-19th April 2018.

DOWNLOAD TRAVISIONS 2018 CONTEST BOOK

The TRAVISIONS 2018 winners were awarded in April 2018 during the TRA 2018 conference in Vienna, Austria. The book was prepared by the TRAVISIONS 2018 consortium and was designed and directed by Prof. Ezio Spessa, Full Professor at Politecnico di Torino, and Ms. Micol Biscotto, research fellow at the same university and Mr. George Smyrnakis, Secretary General of WEGEMT with the support of Ms. Catherine Birkner (FEHRL) and Prof. Alistair Greig (UCL).

Road Award Winners

1ST

Park Spot Routing

Munich University of the Federal Armed Forces (Germany)

Team: Mareike Hedderich

2ND

Location of Variable Speed Limit application area to avoid capacity drop

Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)

Team: Irene Martinez

3RD

Evaluation of road pavements fuel efficiency using truck sensors data

University of Nottingham (The United Kingdom)

Team: Federico Perrotta


Sponsors Road

4.

Biorefarmeries: Milking ethanol from algae for the mobility of tomorrow
Paolo Miceli, Enrico Camelin, Beatrice Mongili
Politecnico di Torino (Italy)

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Supervised driving for safer intersections
Florent Altche
Mines ParisTech (France)

7.

Effect of Mixing Time and Temperature on Cracking Resistance of Bituminous Mixtures Containing RA
Domingo Perez Madrigal
Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)

8.

Bamboo Cargo Bike
Seiko Nishino, Umut Turkucu, Laure Durand, Jia Gin Tan, Keval Pisavaria, Loc nguyen, Kenny Lee
University College London (The United Kingdom)

9.

PROVE-IT - Procedures for Virtual Testing of Automated Vehicles at Road Intersections
Philippe Nitsche
Loughborough University (The United Kingdom)

10.

Holistic Gearbox Design Optimisation for Energy-Efficient Electric Vehicles
Dominik Lechleitner
Graz University of Technology (Austria)


Rail Award Winners

1ST

ORTMAP - Optimising Railway Timetables for Maintenance Possessions

Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)

Team: Sander Van Aken, Patrick Looij, Nikola Besinovic

2ND

HYREC: Using braking energy in diesel locomotives

Hochschule München (Germany)

Team: Bernhard Reinholz

3RD

Customer Experience and Exclusion of Smaller Towns in Intercity High Speed Rail Networks

Coventry University (The United Kingdom)

Team: Robin Severs


Sponsors Rail


Waterborne Award Winners

1ST

Free Form Deformation and Surrogate Surface: a Help in Greener Ship Design

Università di Genova (Italy)

Team: Carlo Augusto Pasquinucci

2ND

Pressurised SOFC-GT Electric Propulsion Power Plant for LNG vessels

Newcastle University (The United Kingdom)

Team: Emmanouil-loizos Tsougranis

3RD

A Method for Optimizing Cruising Speed Profile using Coasting Phenomena for an Eco-Friendly Ship

University of Liege (Belgium)

Team: Syed Marzan Ul Hasan


Sponsors Waterborne

4.

Seaty
Bayram Ozdogan, Stefan Scekic
EMShip - University of Liège / École centrale de Nantes (Belgium)

5.

Methanol Producing Auxiliary Tanker Concept Ship
Jonathan Richards (team leader), Longxing WANG, Michael Brasted
EMShip - University of Liège / École centrale de Nantes (Belgium)

6.

Numerical Simulation of Ship-Brash Ice Interaction
Malith Prasanna Rupasingha Arachchige
Coventry University (The United Kingdom)

7.

Emergency Braking System for Small Crafts
Aaqib Khan, Thales Machado
University of Liege (Belgium)

8.

Derive the force of a sail just from images
Duccio Ducci
University of Southampton (The United Kingdom)

9.

Platform Based Ship Design
Rasmus Brandenburg Bilde, Jarett Hunt
University College London (The United Kingdom)

10.

Ceramic Thin Film Coated Marine Propellers
Sabri ALKAN
Bartin University (Turkey)


Cross modality Award Winners

1ST

Potential of supply chain collaboration in Brussels: up-scaling performance of demonstration case

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)

Team: Tomas Ambra, Bran Kim

2ND

Capturing the human dimension of accessibility in transport

Karlstad University (Sweden)

Team: Katrin Lättman

3RD

Intersection Dataset from UAV Video Data for Automated Driving

RWTH Aachen University (Germany)

Team: Alfons Julian Bock


Sponsors Cross Modality

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Diolier - Personal Aerial Vehicle for 2030
Karlo Petrov
Coventry University (The United Kingdom)

6.

CarWaiveBonus – a voucher for urban citizens to change their traffic mode
Robert Neuhold
Graz University of Technology (Austria)

7.

Inner city travel solutions and coastline mobility for the masses - Autonomous future
Nicholas Morgan
Coventry University (The United Kingdom)

8.

Megacities on the move
Arfan Khan
Coventry University (The United Kingdom)

9.

Linking cities to Greater Dublin Area
Adam Williams
Coventry University (The United Kingdom)

10.

Cross-Modality E-Bike/Wheelchair
Hayden Ciesielski
Coventry University (The United Kingdom)

Award ceremony and TRA 2018 booth