BIT research group has read 3 PhD theses, has published 17 SCI papers, 1 book and 1 book chapter, has presented 25 communications in congresses and symposia, has won 3 competitive projects with the Principal Investigator is member of BIT plus participation in 4 more European research projects. BIT research group consists of 5 doctor full-time professors and holds 7 "six-year" stretches of international level recognized research (in Spanish, "sexenios").

Recent Submissions

  • Capacity of a freeway lane with platoons of autonomous vehicles mixed with regular traffic 

    Sala Sanmartí, Marcel; Soriguera Martí, Francesc (2021-05)
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    In the near future, autonomous vehicles (AVs) will travel sharing the current freeways with human driven vehicles. The efficiency of this mixed traffic scenario will depend on the ability of AVs to behave cooperatively. ...
  • Battery electric bus network: efficient design and cost comparison of different powertrains 

    Barraza Aguilar, Orlando Marath; Estrada Romeu, Miguel Ángel (2021-05)
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    Open Access
    Recent advances in the electromobility of bus fleets improve transit service sustainability but require the development of vehicle recharging facilities. The paper defines a methodology to design an efficient transit network ...
  • Potentialities of drones and ground autonomous delivery devices for last-mile logistics 

    Lemardele, Clement; Estrada Romeu, Miguel Ángel; Pagès Giralt, Laia; Bachofner, Monika (2021-05)
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    The e-commerce boom has increased the complexity of last-mile logistics operations in urban environments. In this context, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as delivery drones, and ground autonomous delivery ...
  • Macroscopic modeling of connected autonomous vehicle platoons under mixed traffic conditions 

    Sala Sanmartí, Marcel; Soriguera Martí, Francesc (Elsevier, 2020)
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    Open Access
    Autonomous vehicles (AV) will be present in freeways, and they will have to share current infrastructure with human driven vehicles. This mixed traffic scenario needs to be planed and managed. Some research points that an ...
  • A Methodology for assessing the impact of living labs on urban design: the case of the furnish project 

    Aquilué Junyent, Inés; Caicedo, Angélica; Moreno Sanz, Joan; Estrada Romeu, Miguel Ángel; Pagès Giralt, Laia (2021-04-20)
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    Open Access
    This paper presents a framework to support the assessment of urban design projects through Urban Living Labs (ULLs). The framework is based on the Tactical Urbanism (TU) practices and involves the use of Mobile Urban ...
  • Evolution and container traffic prediction of Yangtze River Delta multi-port system (2001-2017) 

    Feng, Hongxiang; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Zheng, Pengjun; Li, Song; Martín Mallofré, Agustí (2021-01-01)
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    This paper analyses the spatio-temporal evolution of Ningbo-Zhoushan port growing from a feeder port to a hub port finding the historical pathways followed by its expanding in terms of container throughput capacity and ...
  • Coastal ocean forecasting in Spanish ports: the SAMOA operational service 

    García Sotillo, Marcos; Cerralbo Peñarroya, Pablo; Lorente Jiménez, Pablo; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Espino Infantes, Manuel; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín; Álvarez Fanjul, Enrique (2020-01)
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    Open Access
    SAMOA (Sistema de Apoyo Meteorológico y Oceanográfico de la Autoridad Portuaria) is the latest initiative of Puertos del Estado, the Spanish Public State Port Agency, to enhance the delivery of user-customised operational ...
  • Weather Routing Software for academic purposes A pilot study 

    Castells Sanabra, Marcel·la; Borén Altés, Clara; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Martínez de Osés, Francesc Xavier (International Association of Maritime Universities, 2019)
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  • Forecasting performance of cruise passengers : the Spanish ports case 

    Grifoll Colls, Manel; Sánchez Espigares, Josep Anton; Feng, Hongxiang (2021-01-01)
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    This contribution examines the passenger forecasting performance of the SARIMA method applied to cruise activities in the main Spanish ports. In this port system, the cruise activity market is characterized by different ...
  • Operational cost and user performance analysis of on-demand bus and taxi systems 

    Estrada Romeu, Miguel Ángel; Salanova Grau, Josep Maria; Medina Tapia, Marcos; Robusté Antón, Francesc (Informa UK (Taylor & Francis), 2021-03)
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    Open Access
    This paper presents the optimization problem of three different on-demand transit systems operated by vehicles of different sizes. This problem is aimed at minimizing the total cost of the system, which consists of the ...
  • An agile simheuristic for the stochastic team task assignment and orienteering problem: applications to unmanned aerial vehicles 

    Panadero, Javier; Juan Pérez, Ángel Alejandro; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Dehghanimohamamdabadi, Mohammad; Freixes, Alfons; Serrat Piè, Carles (2020)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Efficient coordination of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) requires the solving of challenging operational problems. One of them is the integrated team task assignment and orienteering problem (TAOP). The TAOP can be seen ...
  • Added resistance parametrizations due to waves in a weather ship routing system 

    Borén Altés, Clara; Falevitch, Loïc; Castells Sanabra, Marcel·la; Grifoll Colls, Manel (2019)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    This contribution compares the parametrization of the wave effect on navigation in a weather ship routing system using three different formulations. The investigation is supported by the use of a ship routing system, the ...

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