Spotlight Projects

Cyber-physics, pollution mitigation and Pedelecs

Video presenting a new context-aware system that we have built which protects cyclists from the harmful impacts of pollution in urban environments. Our cyber-physical electric bike system reduces the amount of pollutants that cyclists inhale by indirectly controlling the ventilation rates of cyclists.

by Shaun Sweeney, Rodrigo Ordóñez-Hurtado, Francesco Pilla, Giovanni Russo, David Timoney, Robert Shorten


A New Take on Protecting Cyclists in Smart Cities

Demo of an In-Car System for Protecting Cyclists, from both Collisions and Exhaust Emissions, using Hybrid Vehicles
by Adam Herrmann, Mingming Liu and Robert Shorten


Cognitive In-Car Companion

As appeared in The Irish Times on 9 February, 2017.
Work conducted by the UCD team, in collaboration with IBM Research Ireland, as part of the ENABLE-S3 project.


ECO-Driving for Hybrid Electric Buses

Smart Procurement of Naturally Generated Energy (SPONGE) for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Buses
by Joe Naoum-Sawaya, Emanuele Crisostomi, Mingming Liu, Yingqi Gu and Robert Shorten


A UCD Congestion Management System

On the Design of Privacy Preserving Congestion Management Systems
by Sam Sinnott, Rodrigo Ordóñez-Hurtado, Wynita Griggs and Robert Shorten


Source Code Repository

Bike Detect

Cyclist Collision Prevention System for In-Car Deployment
by Colm Ó Faoláin, Matheus Souza, Rudi Verago and Robert Shorten


Source Code Repository