Roads and transportation


The Roads and Transportation society is for engineers with an interest in road and rail design, transport planning and traffic engineering.

The Active Travel Series shares knowledge on the planning, design and delivery of walking and cycling schemes. The free-to-attend webinars are delivered by the National Transport Authority in collaboration with the Engineers Ireland Roads and Transportation Society. Learn more here

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Sinkholes: When the ground fights back after centuries of exploitation

The ground opening up and engulfing whatever lies in its path is a pretty common occurrence. Globally, for every 0.1℃ rise in temperature, the number of sinkholes increases by 1%-3%.

Algorithm helps artificial intelligence systems dodge 'adversarial' inputs

Method builds on gaming techniques to help autonomous vehicles navigate in the real world, where signals may be imperfect.

Understanding solar roadways: An engineering failure of epic proportions

Solar roadways were once thought to be the holy grail of the world's energy crisis, but they didn't quite answer the purpose.

To confront climate change, we need to understand the environmental footprint of global supply chains

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic upended international trade. Countries shut their borders, breaking the webs of supply chains that crisscross the globe. These systems of people, organisations and companies work to supply consumers with products, such as mobile phones, or services, like transportation. While some supply chains have since returned to a semblance of normality, understanding their extent – and how they interact – may be vital if humanity wants to confront its other great challenge: climate change.

Examining the world through signals and systems

Assistant professor Cathy Wu aims to help autonomous vehicles fulfil their promise by better understanding how to integrate them into the transportation system.

Can the number of cars indicate the pollution levels on a street?

In this study, Shreya Dey, Brian Caulfield and Bidisha Ghosh explore the relationship between emission and concentration levels in different parts of Dublin city.


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