Documentary Highlights ITS Berkeley Research

April 17, 2020

ARTE Documentary team CIRCLES projectARTE Documentary team CIRCLES projectITS Director Alexandre Bayen and his doctoral students Jessica Lazarus (Civil and Environmental Engineering) and Fangyu Wu (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) and Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology (PATH) Research Engineer Xiao-Yun Lu are featured in a new documentary Mobile Future: The city of tomorrow by Arte that delves into mixed autonomy traffic research happening at ITS Berkeley.

The Arte documentary team spent Sept. 3, 2019 at the UC Berkeley campus filming Bayen and his FLOW lab students and at the Richmond Field Station with Lu.

The German-language documentary features interviews by Lazarus on different transportation sharing services and footage of her using a bike share across campus, Lu on PATH’s connected and automated trucks and footage of the truck platoon on I-80, and Bayen on his transportation research, focusing on recent work of introducing autonomous vehicles into traffic circles and mainstream traffic to improve flow and fuel consumption and footage of his classroom teaching and small-scale experiments with autonomous vehicles with Lazarus and Wu. ITS footage starts at 4:30-6:30 and 42:30-45:35.

ARTE Documentary team filming bikeThe documentary also features Caltrans Public Information Officer Vince Jacala at the Oakland traffic center to discussing traffic issues and management in the Bay Area (13:30-14:40) and David Teece of the Berkeley Research Group and Professor in Global Business and director of the Tusher Center for the Management of Intellectual Capital at the Walter A. Haas School of Business discussing transportation research (18:30-19-45), (37:15-37:50) and (51:20-52:20).

See Arte's website:

Arte Documentary with English Subtitles