Aiming to promote an ongoing research in the Smart Transportation domain towards world class achievements, the center defined a mechanism, designed to address the rapidly evolving challenges due to emerging technologies and other influential forces in the field.
Hence, we fund two main annual activities:
- KNOWLEDGE GAP RESEARCH – Conducted by each of the center’s Professional Committees. All reviews include recommendations for research topics within each committee's domain.
- ISTRC Annual CALL FOR RESEARCH – Topics recommendations defined by the center’s Professional Committees, based on the Knowledge Gap Research and the results of the surveys conducted by the center.
Please find below the winning proposals for each Call for Research as well as the Knowledge Gap Research Reviews.
The Grant Evaluation Committee of the ISTRC Annual Call for Research 2020-2021 consisted of 8 members (5 from Israeli academic institutions and 3 from academic institutions from abroad), completed the assessment process and sent notifications to all Principal Investigators (PIs).
Proposals have been reviewed by experts from over 25 countries, among them 10 Editors and Associate Editors of high impact factor journals in the field. A total of 193 reviews were conducted by the reviewers.
The Call includes 3 types of research proposals: Small, Medium and Large.
The original budget of the Call was NIS 3,500,000. However, the Grant Evaluation Committee highly recommended the funding of 4 additional proposals (3 Medium and 1 Large) for an additional amount of NIS 1,400,000. The ISTRC Steering Committee has approved a total amount of NIS 4,900,000 as the final funding of this Call. The funding goes to the academic institution of the Principal Investigator (PI).
|Research Type||No. of Submitted Proposals||No. of Funded Proposals||Success Rate %|
|Research Size||Research Title||Researchers||PI's Academic Institution||PI's Faculty/Department|
|S||Adopting automated vehicles to create equitable transport markets||Prof. Nicole Adler, Mr. Amir Brudner||The Hebrew University of Jerusalem||The School of Business Administration|
|L||Studies of Advanced Lithium-Ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles: Modification of Li, Mn-rich Cathode Materials with Surface Coatings via Atomic Layer Deposition||Prof. Doron Aurbach, Prof. Yair Ein-Eli, Dr. Hadar Sclar, Dr. Sandipan Maiti, Prof. Boris Markovsky, Dr. Alexander Kraytsberg||Bar-Ilan University||Chemistry|
|M||Bats-Inspired Spectrum Allocation in Cognitive Radars||Dr. Igal Bilik, Prof. Yossi Yovel, Mr. Menahem Oren||Ben-Gurion University of the Negev||Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|S||AirBay – a Distributed Ledger Platform for Trading UAVs' Air Rights||Dr. Rami Puzis||Ben-Gurion University of the Negev||Software and Information Systems Engineering|
|L||Smart Wearable Sensors for Monitoring Stress and Load in Driving Tasks||Prof. Gil Luria, Prof. Hossam Haick, Dr. Hadas Marciano, Mr. Erez Kita||University of Haifa||Human Services Department, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences|
|S||Peer Effects and Workers Preferences Regarding Working from Home||Prof. Eyal Winter, Dr. Yevgeny Mugerman, Dr. Rinat Merkovich||The Hebrew University of Jerusalem||Social Sciences/Economics|
|M||Evaluating the safety of signalized intersections by methods of video analytics||Prof. Hillel Bar-Gera, Mr. Or Sela||Ben-Gurion University of the Negev||Industrial Engineering and Management|
|S||Public Transportation Literacy and the Accessibility of Elderly travelers under MaaS||Dr. Eran Ben-Elia, Dr. Svetlana Daichman, Prof. Hillel Bar-Gera||Ben-Gurion University of the Negev||Geography|
|S||Dynamic routing to achieve efficient and fair distribution||Prof. Michal Tzur||Tel Aviv University||Engineering/Industrial Engineering|
|M||Law and Ethics by Design in the Vision of the Zero Transportation Externalities||Prof. Tal Zarsky, Prof. Yoram Shiftan, Prof. Amnon Reichman, Dr. Nathan Pinhas, Dr. Dalit Ken-Dror Feldman, Dr. Karni Chagal-Feferkorn||University of Haifa||Faculty of Law|
|S||An examination of safety impacts of high-occupancy vehicle lanes||Prof. Tomer Toledo , Dr. Victoria Gitelman, Prof. Shalom Hakkert||Technion - Israel Institute of Technology||Transportation Research Institute|
|S||Road tests of fuel savings by passive and active reduction of aerodynamic drag on the rear of a trailer||Prof. Avraham Seifert||Tel Aviv University||Engineering/Mechanical Engineering|
|S||An integrated model for shared mobility systems that considers endogenous demand and travel times||Prof. Shlomo Bekhor||Technion - Israel Institute of Technology||Civil and Environmental Engineering|
|M||Using gamification as a tool for promoting sustainable use of Mobility-as-a-Service||Prof. Sigal Kaplan, Prof. Shlomo Bekhor||The Hebrew University of Jerusalem||Department of Geography|
|M||Driving pattern mining and speed-limit sign compliance using probe vehicle data||Dr. Ayelet Gal-Tzur, Dr. Zohar Barnett-Itzhaki, Prof. Sagi Dalyot, Prof. Tomer Toledo, Prof. Silvio Nocera,||Ruppin Academic Center||Industrial and Management Engineering|
|M||Designing pricing strategies for sustainable urban mobility futures via high-fidelity simulation of large scale cities||Dr. Bat-Hen Nahmias-Biran, Prof. YoramShiftan, Dr.Israel Feldman, Mr. Sami Edri||Ariel University||Department of Civil Engineering|
|M||Autonomous Robotic Charging System for Electric vehicles||Prof. Amir Shapiro||Ben-Gurion University of the Negev||Mechanical Engineering Department|
|M||Dynamic capacity management for sustainable public transportation service||Prof. Tal Raviv, Dr. Yuval Hadas, Dr. Illit Oppenheim, Dr. Avi Tillman, Mr. Israel Rom, Mr. Or Asher||Tel Aviv University||Industrial Engineering|
|M||Hybrid Planning for Last Mile Logistics Using Trucks and Drones||Dr. Erez Karpas, Prof. Per-Olof Gutman||Technion - Israel Institute of Technology||Industrial Engineering and Management|
|M||Guiding and Guarding Deep Learning for Autonomous Vehicles using Scenario-Based Programming||Dr. Guy Katz, Dr. Achiya Elyasaf||The Hebrew University of Jerusalem||Computer Science|
|S||Legal liability for the actions of Level 3 autonomous vehicles||Prof. Yuval Shany, Dr. Omri Rachum, Mr. Gadi Perl||The Hebrew University of Jerusalem||Faculty of Law|