TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH INSTITUTE AT THE TECHNION (TRI)
The Transportation Research Institute (TRI) serves as a center and framework of cooperation for faculty members from various Technion units whose research covers a wide spectrum of transportation subjects. TRI incorporates about 30 faculty members from the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management, Architecture and Town Planning, Medicine, and Materials Engineering as well as staff researchers, including engineers, psychologists and statisticians.
SHLOMO SHMELTZER INSTITUTE FOR SMART TRANSPORTATION AT TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Shlomo Shmeltzer Institute for Smart Transportation at Tel Aviv University was established in early 2018 with the courtesy of the Shmeltzer family to commemorate Shlomo Shmeltzer, the founder of Shlomo Group. The Institute is an interdisciplinary hub, first of its kind in Israel, which is a platform aimed to promote applied academic research, and encourage and foster Academia-Industry-Public collaboration within the smart transportation arena. The Institute supports researchers and research students in Tel Aviv University, through scholarships and grants. In the past two years, the topics in which scholarships and grants have been awarded were, for example: shared transportation, electric vehicles, urban logistics and sensors. These were performed using methodologies such as data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, operations research and human factors analysis, see a list of publications here. We collect and analyze transportation data, including drivers and driving behavior, location-based data, mobility patterns, public transit data and more. Furthermore, the Institute holds professional conferences, workshops and round tables on smart transportation-related topics. Our charter is to address critical and current transportation challenges faced by society to improve daily life (such as increasing road safety, increasing accessibility for different populations, reducing traffic congestion, and protecting the environment). The academic head of the Institute is: Prof. Tal Raviv, Board members are: Prof. Michal Tzur, Prof. Irad Ben Gal, Prof. Shai Avidan, Director: Dr. Ilit Oppenheim.
ISRAEL NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL PROPULSION (INREP)
In the strategic interest of the nation of Israel, the government has announced that research and development of technologies that reduce the use of oil in transportation constitutes a nation-wide task that requires the full exploitation of our nation’s intellectual resources. The main components of this program will be to bolster academic research both in infrastructure changes, as well as research into oil substitute materials.
Four collaborating institutions – Bar-Ilan University, Tel Aviv University, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and Ariel University – in the Israel National Research Center for Electrochemecal Propulsion (INREP) combine forces on the development of new materials, new concepts and new analytical methodologies, as well as functioning prototypes.
The Annual INREP Report for 2021 can be found in the following link.