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Profile: @SusanShaheen1, Co-Director, @TSRCITSBerkeley

Profile: @SusanShaheen1, Co-Director, @TSRCITSBerkeley

In November 2015, Susan and her team at the Transportation Sustainability Research Center partnered with the Natural Resources Defense Council to launch an official study of Lyft and Uber (the Hewlett Foundation is funding the study). “It’s very complex,” she says, involving multiple data sets from San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. “Cities were selected based on the level of market penetration of pooled services,” she explains over lunch. The “pool service” refers to UberPOOL and Lyft Line, where riders can pay less and ride together with others heading in the same direction. “We wanted to understand how the occupancy levels are changing,” explains Susan. “How many people are using Lyft Line and UberPOOL? What trips are they taking?” Ultimately, the team wants to understand the impacts of an innovative transportation service. “How do people respond to these ...

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Smart cities rely heavily on the Internet of Things (IoT). In 2017, nearly 60% of all installed IoT devices in smart citie...