Prof.dr. B. (Bart) van Arem


Bart van Arem was appointed full professor Transport Modelling at Delft University of Technology in 2009. He was head of the department Transport & Planning from 2010 till 2017. Since 2011 he has served as director of the TU Delft Transport Institute. From 2003-2012 he was part-time full professor at the University of Twente. From 1991-2009, he worked at TNO. Bart van Arem has an MSc (1986) and PhD (1990) degree in Applied Mathematics at the University of Twente, the Netherlands.


Will intelligent vehicles help solve congestion problems? High expectations rest on intelligent vehicles, yet the answer to this question is far from trivial. My research focuses on analysing and modelling the implications of intelligent vehicles. Such implications vary from human factors to traffic flow on roads and networks. The research has a strong modelling and simulation component based on empirics wherever possible using our instrument vehicles and driving simulator.

I teach the course MSc CIE 5805 Intelligent Vehicles for Safe and Efficient Traffic: Design and Assessment. The course is aimed at theoretical and practical understanding of the interaction between intelligent systems and services, driving behavior and traffic flow characteristics. Students work in group and learn how to develop a design of intelligent systems in vehicles, including the technological components and control modules and assess the impacts in terms of behavioral adaptation, traffic safety and efficiency. 
I developed the “Transport week”  as part of the course BSc CTB1120 Introduction to Civil Engineering, which introduces the basics of Transport planning and in which students study try to solve a major transport problem in the Delft region. 
I teach a module on Intelligent Transport Systems in the course CIE4760 Assessment of Transport Systems and Infrastructures. 
I chair around 10 MSc final thesis committees a year, with subjects in cooperative and intelligent driving as well as transport planning and modelling.

van Gent, P., Farah, H., van Nes, N., van Arem, B.- A conceptual model for persuasive in-vehicle technology to influence tactical level driver behaviour - (2019) Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 60, pp. 202-216. DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2018.10.004 

Correia, G.H.D.A., Looff, E., van Cranenburgh, S., Snelder, M., van Arem, B. - On the impact of vehicle automation on the value of travel time while performing work and leisure activities in a car: Theoretical insights and results from a stated preference survey - (2019) Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 119, pp. 359-382. DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2018.11.016

Puylaert, S., Snelder, M., van Nes, R., van Arem, B. - Mobility impacts of early forms of automated driving – A system dynamic approach - (2018) Transport Policy, 72, pp. 171-179. DOI: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2018.02.013

Xiao, L., Wang, M., Schakel, W., van Arem, B. - Unravelling effects of cooperative adaptive cruise control deactivation on traffic flow characteristics at merging bottlenecks - (2018) Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 96, pp. 380-397. DOI: 10.1016/j.trc.2018.10.008

Varotto, S.F., Farah, H., Toledo, T., van Arem, B., Hoogendoorn, S.P. - Modelling decisions of control transitions and target speed regulations in full-range Adaptive Cruise Control based on Risk Allostasis Theory - (2018) Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 117, pp. 318-341. DOI: 10.1016/j.trb.2018.09.007

Boersma, R., van Arem, B., Rieck, F. - Application of Driverless Electric automated shuttles for public transport in villages: The case of Appelscha - (2018) World Electric Vehicle Journal, 9 (1), art. no. 15, . DOI: 10.3390/wevj9010015

Nordhoff, S., De Winter, J., Kyriakidis, M., Van Arem, B., Happee, R. - Acceptance of Driverless Vehicles: Results from a Large Cross-National Questionnaire Study - (2018) Journal of Advanced Transportation, 2018, art. no. 5382192, . DOI: 10.1155/2018/5382192

Yap, M., Cats, O., van Arem, B. - Crowding valuation in urban tram and bus transportation based on smart card data - (2018) Transportmetrica A: Transport Science, . Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/23249935.2018.1537319

Madadi, B., van Nes, R., Snelder, M., van Arem, B. - Assessing the travel impacts of subnetworks for automated driving: An exploratory study - (2018) Case Studies on Transport Policy, . Article in Press. DOI: 10.1016/j.cstp.2018.11.006

van der Gun, J.P.T., Pel, A.J., van Arem, B. - The link transmission model with variable fundamental diagrams and initial conditions - (2018) Transportmetrica B, . Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/21680566.2018.1517060

Nieuwenhuijsen, J., Correia, G.H.D.A., Milakis, D., van Arem, B., van Daalen, E. - Towards a quantitative method to analyze the long-term innovation diffusion of automated vehicles technology using system dynamics - (2018) Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 86, pp. 300-327. DOI: 10.1016/j.trc.2017.11.016

Knoop, V.L., De Bakker, P.F., Tiberius, C.C.J.M., Van Arem, B. - Lane Determination with GPS Precise Point Positioning - (2017) IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 18 (9), art. no. 7855797, pp. 2503-2513. DOI: 10.1109/TITS.2016.2632751

Schakel, W.J., Gorter, C.M., De Winter, J.C.F., Van Arem, B. - Driving Characteristics and Adaptive Cruise Control-A Naturalistic Driving Study - (2017) IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, 9 (2), art. no. 7904785, pp. 17-24. DOI: 10.1109/MITS.2017.2666582

de Winter, J.C.F., Gorter, C.M., Schakel, W.J., van Arem, B. - Pleasure in using adaptive cruise control: A questionnaire study in The Netherlands - (2017) Traffic Injury Prevention, 18 (2), pp. 216-224. DOI: 10.1080/15389588.2016.1220001

Milakis, D., Van Arem, B., Van Wee, B. - Policy and society related implications of automated driving: A review of literature and directions for future research - (2017) Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems: Technology, Planning, and Operations, 21 (4), pp. 324-348. DOI: 10.1080/15472450.2017.1291351

Milakis, D., Snelder, M., Van Arem, B., Van Wee, B., De Almeida Correia, G.H. - Development and transport implications of automated vehicles in the Netherlands: Scenarios for 2030 and 2050 - (2017) European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, 17 (1), pp. 63-85. 

Bart van Arem


Secretary: Dehlaila da Costa Ricardo

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