How Smart Is Your Taxi?

At this year’s CILT International Convention Agachai Sumalee, Professor of Civil and Transportation Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), will provide a review of big data analytics applied to GPS data systems, focusing on demand analysis, safety analysis, and network congestion.

Drawing on his experiences developing and operating All Thai Taxi, a smart Taxi service operating 560 cabs in Bangkok, Thailand, Professor Sumalee will highlight the use of GPS backed smart transport management schemes in promoting safety and efficiency throughout taxi networks.

It promises to be an informative talk that will also include a discussion on the development of Thailand’s National GPS data centre system, and its role improving the safety record of commercial trucks and public buses.

Professor Sumalee is a well respected academic whose research interests include intelligent transportation systems, smart cities, and applications of the Internet of Things in smart mobility, as well as logistics management, and mathematical analysis in transport. He has published widely on these issues in international journals and books. Building on his research output, Professor Sumalee often takes on practical challenges related to the management of transportation and logistics systems.

Professor Sumalee received a BEng (Honours) in Civil Engineering from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology (Thailand) and an MSc (Eng) with Distinction in Transportation Planning and Engineering at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds (UK). He received his PhD in 2004, and worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Leeds for 6 years before his first appointment at PolyU as Assistant Professor in late 2006. Professor Sumalee was appointed as a Vice President of King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang and Director of Smart City Research Centre between 2012 and 2016 before re-joining PolyU as Professor of Civil and Transportation Engineering in May 2016.

Professor Sumalee is also Co-Editor in Chief and Founding Editor of Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics, an ISI-journal focusing on dynamic effects in transportation analysis.

The Macao 2017 International Convention will run from the 11th to the 14th of June. Organised under the theme of ‘Smart Journey, Belt and Road’, the Convention will explore two of the most important developments in our industry: the rise of Smart Technology and the ambitious One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative.

Delegates will enjoy an engaging and informative four day programme of Workshops, Interactive Sessions, and Presentations from Guest International Speakers, conferences with the Young Professionals and Women in Logistics and Transport groups, and the Industry defining Annual General Meeting, as well as the ever popular Technical Visit.

Macao is a vibrant region, built around one of the world’s most famous free ports and situated opposite Hong Kong on the Pearl River Estuary. Join us there to meet up with old friends, develop new international relationships, share experience and best practice with colleagues across our global family.

Book before 30th April and take advantage of an early bird discount of 20% on conference registration.

See the full programme of events here