Gonçalo Homem de Almeida Correia

Gonçalo Homem de Almeida Correia
Delft University of Technology | TU · Department of Transport & Planning

PhD
I'm leading transport modelling research about the impacts of emerging technologies and services on urban mobility.

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Introduction
Dr. Gonçalo Correia is an Associate Professor at the Department of Transport & Planning at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at TU Delft.
Additional affiliations
December 2020 - present
Delft University of Technology
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • Associate Professor of multimodal urban transport and smart mobility.
March 2014 - November 2020
Delft University of Technology
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Assistant Professor for bachelor and master courses.
September 2009 - February 2014
University of Coimbra
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Assistant Professor for several bachelor, master and MIT-Portugal courses.
Education
September 2004 - July 2009
Technical University of Lisbon
Field of study
  • Transportation
September 1999 - July 2004
University of Lisbon
Field of study
  • Civil Engineering

Publications

Publications (161)
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In this paper, we present an optimization approach to depot location in one-way carsharing systems where vehicle stock imbalance issues are addressed under three trip selection schemes. The approach is based on mixed-integer programming models whose objective is to maximize the profits of a carsharing organization considering all the revenues and c...
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The increase of urban traffic congestion calls for studying alternative measures for mobility management, and one of these measures is carpooling. In theory, these systems could lead to great reductions in the use of private vehicles; however, in practice they have obtained limited success for two main reasons: the psychological barriers associated...
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Interest in vehicle automation has been growing in recent years, especially with the very visible Google car project. Although full automation is not yet a reality there has been significant research on the impacts of self-driving vehicles on traffic flows, mainly on interurban roads. However, little attention has been given to what could happen to...
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One-way station-based carsharing systems provide short term car rentals in which users can take a car from the initial station and return it to any other station. They are more flexible than round-trip carsharing, where the vehicle can only be returned to the station where it was picked up, and can be used for daily commuting trips as well. This fl...
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The performance of ride-sourcing services such as Uber and Lyft is determined by the collective choices of individual drivers who are not only chauffeurs but private fleet providers. In such a context, ride-sourcing drivers are free to decide whether to accept or decline ride requests assigned by the ride-hailing platform. Drivers’ ride acceptance...
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Few studies have analyzed the mobility impacts of TOD using a longitudinal research approach, and even fewer incorporated origin-destination (OD) information in the analysis. In this paper, we examine the impacts of a metro system with TOD features on the share of car and bus trips using Metro do Porto as a case study. The application of an autoreg...
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This paper addresses the problem of studying the impacts of the strategic formation of platoons in automated mobility-on-demand (AMoD) systems in future cities. Forming platoons has the potential to improve traffic efficiency, resulting in reduced travel times and energy consumption. However, in the platoon formation phase, coordinating the vehicle...
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Electric car-sharing systems have attracted large attention in recent years as a new business model for achieving both economic and environmental benefits in urban areas. Among different types, the one considered in this paper is the so-called one-way car-sharing system whereby a user can begin and end a trip at any station of the system. At the sa...
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Carsharing has become a popular travel mode owing to its convenience of use, easy parking, and low cost of using a car by those who only need it occasionally. However, because of the inadequate location of carsharing stations (station-based systems) or vehicles (free-floating systems), effectively requiring expensive and complex relocation strategi...
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Presentation given at Newcastle University as a guest speaker in April 2022.
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Freight transport decarbonization is currently an urgent challenge. Decarbonization strategies have a specific time to take effect, and it is essential to consider their time dependence. The system dynamics approach is well suited to represent feedback, lagged responses, and the time dependence of decarbonization strategies. We carried out a system...
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The future of road transportation systems faces fundamental changes concerning technological progress and business models. Automated and electric vehicles are coming into the market and evolving towards a service-based mobility system with promises to tackle energy and environmental issues in the mobility sector. Although recent studies have begun...
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Smart hubs conference organized by the AMS
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Feeder transport services are fundamental as first and last-mile connectors of mass rapid transit (MRT). They are especially beneficial in low-demand areas where private transport is usually the main transport mode. Besides, the rapid spread of new technologies such as vehicle automation and the shared mobility paradigm gave rise to new mobility-on...
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The era of intelligent transportation with automated vehicles (AVs) is coming. Nonetheless, the transition to this system will be a gradual process. On the one hand, some zones in the city may be dedicated to AVs with a fully intelligent traffic management system geared toward high performance. On the other hand, automated and conventional vehicles...
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Shared electric mobility hubs, or eHUBs, offer users access to a range of shared electric vehicles on demand. However, little is currently known about what the characteristics of potential users of this novel type of shared mobility are. This makes it difficult to plan the location of hubs and to provide facilities, which ultimately will determine...
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This paper studies the demand-supply imbalance problem for one-way carsharing systems under a combination of pricing strategy, relocations and access trips considering stochastic demand. A novel concept of a virtual zone is utilized to capture vehicle relocation range and client walking or biking distance constraints in one-way carsharing systems....
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Free-floating bike sharing is an innovative and sustainable travel mode, where shared bikes can be picked up and returned at any proper place on the streets and not just at docking stations. Nevertheless, in these systems, two major problems arise. One is the imbalance of free-floating shared bikes (FFSB) between zones due to one-way trips, the oth...
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This tool (beta version) was developed by TU Delft in the context of the EIT Climate-KIC SuSMo project, to estimate the magnitude of the impact on CO2 emissions of different urban mobility scenarios when shared modes are introduced in a city. Please note that the preview function is not working, in order to see and test the tool you have to downloa...
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The performance of ride-sourcing services such as Uber and Lyft is determined by the collective choices of individual drivers who are not only chauffeurs but private fleet providers. In such a context, ride-sourcing drivers are free to decide whether to accept or decline ride requests assigned by the ride-hailing platform. Drivers' ride acceptance...
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Shared automated vehicles (SAV) are expected to become part of on-demand transport systems in the future. In an interurban context, SAV systems may potentially contribute to significantly improve the availability and quality of public transport. In this paper, we propose a flow-based integer programming approach to design and assess the financial v...
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This paper explores the potential integration of freight transport into a Mobility as a Service (MaaS) environment. MaaS is a user-oriented service concept providing door-to-door mobility solutions for people. It integrates services of multiple providers, enabling searching, booking, and payment through a single digital platform. Although MaaS is o...
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Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is an emerging concept that is being advanced as an effective approach to improve the sustainability of mobility, especially in densely populated urban areas. MaaS can be defined as the integration of various transport modes into a single service, accessible on demand, via a seamless digital planning and payment applica...
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Short driving range, limited chargers, and long charging times challenge the profitability of electric taxi operations. In this paper, a charging algorithm is developed to accompany a taxi service with online trip requests, which uses a private charging infrastructure for both slow and fast charging. The vehicle charging curves are assumed to be pi...
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Transit-oriented development has been widely studied in recent years as a means to reduce car trips and promote sustainable transport modes. However, longitudinal studies on the matter are still rare. This paper contributes to longitudinal research of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) effects on travel behavior by analyzing the evolution of the nu...
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Shared transport creates an opportunity to facilitate the last mile connections of public transport (PT) trips. Nevertheless, user preferences for using such shared modes as last-mile connection have hardly been studied. To explore such preferences within urban areas we have designed and conducted a stated choice experiment in the province of Utrec...
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AV subnetworks is a way to deal with automated traffic and its technological need that will likely increase during the AVs deployment period. This strategy carries many benefits, yet some inconveniences are worth to mention. One of them relies on the fact that the design of AV subnetworks is often in practice focused on mitigating congestion in the...
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Shared e-mobility is a category of emerging mobility services that includes electric carsharing, e-bike sharing, and e-scooter sharing. These services are expected to reduce the negative externalities of road transport in cities, which is currently dominated by fossil-fuel-powered private car trips. In order to better inform the development and pro...
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In recent years, shared mobility services have had a growing presence in cities all over the world. Developing methodologies to measure and evaluate the impacts of shared mobility has therefore become of critical importance for city authorities. This paper conducts a thorough review of the different types of methods that can be used for this evalua...
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In a multimodal public transport network, transfers are inevitable. Planning and managing an efficient transfer connection is thus important and requires an understanding of the factors that influence those transfers. Existing studies on predicting passenger transfer flows have mainly used transit assignment models based on route choice, which need...
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Equity considerations in transportation planning literature have received increasingly more attention in the previous decades. While there have been theoretical suggestions to base transportation planning methods on the philosophical principle of “sufficientarianism” (whereby everyone is entitled to a minimum level of a good or service), the propos...
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A bilevel nonlinear mathematical programing model is formulated to determine the optimal pricing and operator-based relocations in a one-way station-based carsharing system in competition with private cars. In the upper level, the carsharing operator determines the vehicle fleet, prices, and relocation operations with the objective of maximizing pr...
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Urban form develops in close feedback with different modes of transportation. The introduc-tion and adoption of automated vehicles (AVs) are expected to have an impact on the development of cities as well, as the use of AVs may, for example, lead to more efficient road use and less need for parking spaces. In order to study those impacts, we develo...
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We present a “rich” Petrol Station Replenishment Problem (PSRP) with real-life characteristics that represents the complexities involved in actual operations. The planning is optimised over multiple days and therefore, the new variant can be classified as the Multi-Period Petrol Station Replenishment Problem (MP-PSRP). A Mixed Integer Linear Progra...
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Recently the traditional taxi industry is struggling to keep its market share, especially with the emergence of new transport network companies (e.g., Uber). One of the problems with the traditional taxi services is the difficulty of matching the taxi demand to its supply when there is no phone booking or another reservation system. In that perspec...
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An increasing amount of research is dedicated to the consideration of tour formation in freight transportation demand models. While empirical tour formation models so far have been starting from limiting assumptions about the resulting trips, we develop a generalized shipment-based model. We formulate a random utility model embedded in an iterative...
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Ride-sourcing has recently been at the centre of attention as the most disruptive mode of transport associated with the so-called shared mobility era. Drivers, riders, the platform, policymakers, and the general public are considered as the main stakeholders of the system. While ride-sourcing platforms have been growing, so did the heightened tensi...
Presentation
Presentation for a webinar of the Susmo project funded by the Climate-KIC
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Keynote invited by the Interamerican development bank on the topic of vehicle automation
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This paper presents a method for determining the deployment of one-way electric carsharing services within a designated region that maximizes the total profit of the operator. A mixed integer non-linear program model is built, with a strategic planning level that decides the fleet size and the station capacity and an operational level that decides...
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New developments in the automotive world have the power to change mobility, but because of high uncertainties, municipalities are adopting a wait-and-see attitude. Nonetheless, autonomous, connected and shared vehicle technologies are in a far stage of development and it is only a matter of time before shared autonomous vehicles (SAVs) enter urban...
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With automated vehicles (AVs), reversible lanes could be a sustainable transportation solution once there is vehicle-to-infrastructure connectivity informing AVs about the lane configuration changes. This paper introduced the reversible lane network design problem (RL-NDP), formulated in mixed-integer non-linear mathematical programming-both the tr...
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The objective of this research is to explore the relation between personal characteristics of pedestrians and their crossing behaviour in front of an automated vehicle (AV). For this purpose, a simulation experiment was developed using Agent-Based Modelling (ABM) techniques. Sixty participants were asked to cross the road in a virtual environment d...
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In this paper, we study the dial-a-ride problem of ride-sharing automated taxis (ATs) in an urban road network, considering the traffic congestion caused by the ATs. This shared automated mobility system is expected to provide a seamless door-to-door service for urban travellers, much like what the existing transportation network companies (TNC) do...
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Automated electric taxis (AETs) are automated vehicles with battery electric power used as taxis which provide accessibility within an urban area. • We aim to get a clear insight into the system optimization from the AET companies' point of view. Definitions Research Objectives The system makes decisions on the route choice of AETs based on the lin...
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Electric travelling appears to dominate the transport sector in the near future due to the needed transition from internal combustion vehicles (ICV) towards Electric Vehicles (EV) to tackle urban pollution. Given this trend, investigation of the EV drivers' travel behaviour is of great importance to stakeholders including planners and policymakers,...
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Automated vehicles used as public transport show a great promise of revolutionizing current transportation systems. Still, there are many questions as to how these systems should be organized and operated in cities to bring the best out of future services. In this study, an agent-based model (ABM) is developed to simulate the on-demand operations o...
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This note revises the theoretical insights concerning the Value of Travel Time for automated vehicles as derived in a recent paper in this journal (Correia et al., 2019). That paper concluded that Value of Travel Time in an automated vehicle should be lower than in a conventional vehicle by salary rate, if the traveller works during the trip, and u...
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Technology has changed the shape of our lives and our cities. The improvement in transportation is evident through intelligent transportation systems, automation in vehicles, enhanced traffic control, public transportation, among others. In a time where automation in vehicles is making its first results on revolutionizing our current transportation...
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This paper proposes a real-time decision support tool based on the rolling-horizon principle that manages staff activities (relocations and maintenance) of a one-way carsharing system and considers carpooling the staff in the relocated carsharing vehicles for extra cost reduction. The decision support tool is composed of three elements: a forecasti...
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Due to the technology penetration in the transportation system, the Automated Vehicle (AV) is foreseen to be available as a mode of transport in the future. Given the major potential implications of AVs, the investigation of the impact of these vehicles on travel behavior is vital for a wide range of purposes, especially for policymaking. In this s...
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The possibility of having driverless cars on the streets seems to be more real than ever. In this paper, we focus on developing exact methods that can determine the effects of privately owned automated vehicles (AVs) and how switching to those vehicles is going to change mobility in urban environments. The considered problem determines the routes o...
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Many experts believe the transport system is about to change dramatically. This change is due to so-called fully-automated vehicles (AVs). However, at present, there are numerous important knowledge gaps that need to be solved for the successful integration of AVs in our transport systems, in particular regarding the impacts of AVs on travel demand...