Research Group 4 - Transport Engineering and Management (TEM)

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The Transport Engineering and Management (TEM) group extents across a wide range of topics ranging from Traffic Engineering and Safety, with a special emphasis over urban environment related problems, to Transport Engineering and Management.

Exploring the deployment of Connected and Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) for traffic control, with the aim of alleviating urban congestion.

Analysing emerging traffic management strategies in response to the presence of Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV), which present unique opportunities for redefining network operations.

Contributing to road safety through the knowledge of driver behaviours using driving simulators to study driving performance under distinct conditions such as driver states (e.g. distraction, sleepiness), takeover, overtaking, risky behaviour and road geometry.

Impacts of the progressive adoption of automated vehicle technologies on road capacity and road safety in urban areas and develop policies to implement such technologies in order to leverage the benefits that they may bring.

Multi-objective Decision-Aid Tool and a Life-Cycle Assessment system, both for pavement management, and on the development of road pavement energy harvesting systems.

Better understanding the effects of natural hazards, mainly those from seismic and geotechnical source, and their effects on the performance and robust design of transport infrastructures.

Research Team
  • Integrated Researchers with PhD –  Adelino Ferreira (coordinator), António Couto , Álvaro Seco, Ana Bastos Silva, António Lobo, António Vasconcelos, Arminda Almeida, Carlos Rodrigues, João Silva, Jorge Gonçalves, José Pedro Tavares, Paulo Coelho, Sara Ferreira, Sérgio Callai, Sérgio Duarte
  • Integrated Researchers without PhD - (PhD Students and young researchers) - Anna Oliveira, Diogo Correia, Gabriel Rego, Harley Amado, Josué Cardoso, Matheus Correia, Muhammad Shafiq, Nuno Gregório, Tiago Tamagusko
  • Collaborators Researchers - Bruno Cardoso

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Financial Support
  • Foundation for Science and Technology / Fundação Ciência e Tecnologia
  • Faculty of Engineering of the University of Oporto / Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
  • Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra / Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
  • Treaty of Windsor Programme
  • 7th Framework Programme- Capacities Specific Programme Research Infrastructures
Laboratory Facilities
  • Road Pavements Laboratory – FCTUC
  • Geotechnical Laboratory - FCTUC
  • Traffic Analysis Laboratories including Instrumented Vehicles and a Driving Simulator – FEUP/FCTUC
Main Contributions

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