Naroa Coretti Sánchez

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Naroa Coretti Sánchez

Naroa Coretti is a PhD student in the City Science group. A mechanical engineer with a master's degree in industrial (mech.) engineering, Naroa's research is focused on future mobility modes.

One of her projects, the MIT Autonomous Bicycle Project,  explores how to transform bicycle-sharing systems to offer a more attractive and efficient solution for users. She designed and built an autonomous bicycle that can be requested on-demand, will drive to the user, and then will behave as a regular bicycle during the journey before returning to autonomous mode to pick up its next rider.

She has also worked on a fleet level agent based simulation that studies  the performance of autonomous micro-mobility systems. The results of this study that, with a fleet size 3.5 and 8 times smaller than current station-based and dockless systems, an autonomous bicycle sharing system could provide a better system efficiency and user experience.

By bringing the convenience of  on-demand mobility to bicycle sharing systems will solve some of the current challenges faced with bike-share programs, includi… View full description

Naroa Coretti Sánchez

Naroa Coretti is a PhD student in the City Science group. A mechanical engineer with a master's degree in industrial (mech.) engineering, Naroa's research is focused on future mobility modes.

One of her projects, the MIT Autonomous Bicycle Project,  explores how to transform bicycle-sharing systems to offer a more attractive and efficient solution for users. She designed and built an autonomous bicycle that can be requested on-demand, will drive to the user, and then will behave as a regular bicycle during the journey before returning to autonomous mode to pick up its next rider.

She has also worked on a fleet level agent based simulation that studies  the performance of autonomous micro-mobility systems. The results of this study that, with a fleet size 3.5 and 8 times smaller than current station-based and dockless systems, an autonomous bicycle sharing system could provide a better system efficiency and user experience.

By bringing the convenience of  on-demand mobility to bicycle sharing systems will solve some of the current challenges faced with bike-share programs, including redistribution, and in addition, it will incentivize increased use of shared lightweight transport.