The Center for Sustainable Mobility (CSM) conducts research relevant to society’s transportation mobility, energy, environmental, and safety needs. The center translates the results of research into realistic and workable applications, creates and provides tools needed to apply developed knowledge and processes, and educates qualified engineers to meet today’s transportation demands and tomorrow’s transportation challenges in the following areas: transportation network control; large-scale transportation system modeling; traffic state prediction using large data and artificial intelligence techniques; transit bus real-time routing and scheduling; vehicle energy and environmental modeling; connected and automated vehicle control; and eco-transportation applications.
This project aims to substantially reduce vehicle fuel/energy consumption by integrating vehicle control strategies with connected vehicle (CV) applications.
CSM teamed with Xerox' Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) to develop the Collaborative Optimization and Planning Transportation Energy Reduction (COPTER) controller, a complete solution for comprehensive transportation network modeling.
There is currently no state-of-the-art tool widely available to lead the effort of cutting emissions in freight rail, so this ongoing project is developing open-source software to assess important variables in freight rail carbonization.