Each year we witness several paradigm shifts in mobility systems and services, increasingly so as technology progresses. The future of mobility is people-centric, software-defined, connected, and electric. Now more than ever, it is imperative for current and aspiring leaders in the field to understand the foundations of people-centric smart cities with a focus on sustainability. Smart Mobility offers a holistic view of the current and emerging smart mobility systems and explores their foundational technologies, technology enablers, and disruptors. Author Alaa Khamis acknowledges the need for smart mobility arising with growing world urbanization, and the impact of this on public health, congestion, and climate change. Khamis expertly interrogates how a focus on smart mobility can mitigate all of these risks using his triad of complementary factors: technology, governance, and city planning. In this book you' ll study how foundational technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, the Internet of Things, robotics, and many more all work together to allow for smart mobility in our modern era. Khamis additionally covers the topical events of the COVID-19 pandemic and analyzes its impact on consumer behavior and the expected short-term disruptions and longer-term structural changes. The socioeconomic changes in our urban centers are vast, and Smart Mobility breaks down the core concepts with meaningful data and insights. What You Will LearnExplore different mobility modes, including mobility-as-a-service, shared mobility, mobility on demand, the gig economy and the passenger economyCover how the smart mobility triad - technology, governance, and city planning - work together to create a smart and sustainable mobilitySee how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting consumer behavior and preferences and changing the future of mobility Who This Book Is ForWorking professionals, students, researchers, technologists, city planners, and the curious layman.
Dr. Alaa Khamis is a Senior AI Expert at General Motors, Canada. He is also Smart Mobility Lecturer at University of Toronto, Affiliate Member of Center of Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (CPAMI) at University of Waterloo and Adjunct Professor at Nile University. He worked as Autonomous Vehicles Professor at Zewail City of Science and Technology, Head of AI at Sypron Solutions, AI Consultant at Menya Solutions, Senior Research Scientist at Vestec, Canada, Director of Engineering R&I - Canada at Marques Aviation Ltd. , Associate Professor and Head of Engineering Science Department at Suez University, Associate Professor and Director of Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) research group at German University in Cairo (GUC), Research Assistant Professor and AI Lecturer at University of Waterloo, Canada, Visiting Professor at Charles III University of Madrid, Spain and University of Sherbrooke, Canada, Visiting Researcher at University of Reading, UK and Distinguished Scholar at University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten, Germany. He is a Senior IEEE member, recipient of the 2018 IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Achievement Award, founder of Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-free World international robotic competition and member in IEEE SA P7007 Ontological Standard for Ethically Driven Robotics and Automation Systems Working Group and P1872. 2 Standard for Autonomous Robotics (AuR) Ontology Working Group. His research interests include smart mobility, autonomous and connected vehicles, algorithmic robotics, humanitarian robotics, intelligent data processing and analysis, machine learning and combinatorial optimization. He published 4 books, 5 book chapters, 16 technical reports and more than 90 scientific papers in refereed journal and international conferences. He also filed 12 US patents.