A complex system is defined as a system which state results from the interaction between its components. Transportation traffic is a perfect example of a complex system where the traffic state depends of the behavior of the drivers. As with other emerging technologies, advanced transportation systems bring new ethical and policy challenges. It is in this context of Ethics and transportation systems that this internship is positioned.
The first objective in this work is to explore how ethics, among other criteria (transportation costs, travel times, comfort, etc.) may influence driver behaviors. The second objective is to propose social incentive mechanisms to improve the global behavior of the traffic system. The simulated system is a city center with congestion pricing for vehicles to limit pollution. Ethics as a set of valuesill be used to influence the willingness of the drivers to participate in the decrease of the pollution even if their personal objectives are not satisfied.
The candidate will have to:
To apply, send a CV, a motivation letter, grade transcripts, links to public professional profile, references, etc. to: F. Balbo, firstname.lastname@example.org, M. Zargayouna email@example.com and S. Adele firstname.lastname@example.org