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 2021-2022 consisting of 8 members (from 5 Israeli academic institutions) completed the assessment process and sent notifications to all Principal Investigators (PIs).
In total, during the assessment process 72 reviews were conducted by 67 academic experts from Israel and abroad.
34 proposals were submitted to this Call, out of which 7 will be funded.
The original budget of the Call was NIS 2,500,000. The ISTRC Steering Committee has approved a total amount of NIS 2,800,000 as the final funding of this Call based on the recommendation of the Grant Evaluation Committee.
The funding goes to the academic institution of the Principal Investigator (PI).
|Research Title||Researchers||PI's Academic Institution||PI's Faculty/Department|
|Affordable Fuel Cells for Zero-Emission Transportation Applications||Prof. Dario Dekel and Prof. Lior Elbaz||Technion - Israel Institute of Technology||Department of Chemical Engineering|
|RUBICON - Road Users Behavior In advanced CONtexts during the era of shared road space of autonomous, connected vehicles and human drivers||Prof. Tal Oron-Gilad and Dr. Ilit Oppenheim||Ben-Gurion University of the Negev||Department of Industrial Engineering and Management|
|Bridging a Gap between Regular and Demand-Responsive Public Transport||Prof. Itzhak Benenson, Dr. Aleksey Ogulenko and Mr. Nir Sharav||Tel Aviv University||Department of Geophysics|
|Adaptive Travel-time based Max-Pressure Traffic Signal Control using Deep Reinforcement Learning||Prof. Jack Haddad and Dr. Kouvelas Anastasios||Technion - Israel Institute of Technology||Civil and Environmental Engineering|
|Highly efficient power electronics wireless charging interface with reduced hardware requirements||Prof. Alon Kuperman||Ben-Gurion University of the Negev||Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|'More walking' as a means of optimized movement and mobility in multimodal transportation: Increasing walking among users of trip planning apps||Prof. Jonathan Rabinowitz, Dr. Yuval Hadas, Mr. Ben Galon and Ms. Inbal Friedlander||Bar-Ilan University||School of Social Work|
|Teleoperation Interfaces for Last-Mile Delivery Robots||Prof. Joel Lanir||University of Haifa||Department of Information Systems|