Roxana Rasouli, Saiedeh Razavi and Moataz Mohamed won the Ron Rice Award for best conference paper at the 2021 Canadian Transportation Research Forum. The paper titled “Costs and Benefits of Shared Mobility in a Suburban Context: The Impact of Powertrain Technology” was based on Rasouli’s MSc research. It aims to support the decision-making process of implementing shared mobility in suburban contexts. The study focuses on the potential of shared mobility application in a suburban area while comparing four powertrain technologies of Internal Combustion Engine, Battery Electric, and two Autonomous Electric Vehicles scenarios in various passenger capacities ranging from three to fifteen.
“Transportation of goods and people has gone through rapid changes in business models, consumer behaviour, policy, and technology. This study helps the analysis of costs and benefits, and feasibility of electric and shared mobility to address the transportation needs of current and future populations in suburban areas,” said Saiedeh Razavi, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering and Director of the McMaster Institute for Transportation & Logistics
“On-demand service is gaining significant market share in urban contexts. Our study sheds light on the benefits (e.g., mobility, cost, and emissions) of shared mobility in suburban and rural communities.” Said Moataz Mohamed, Assistant Professor of Smart Systems and Transportation, Civil Engineering.