Through Intelligent Mobility, researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno have created and deployed an instrumented, Living Lab testing environment and prototype automated vehicle to provide use cases, data, and requirements for automated vehicle standards, and ultimately contribute to the safe, clean and efficient transportation systems of our future
The University of Nevada, Reno is classified as one of the U.S.’s comprehensive, doctoral universities with very high research activity. Its Nevada Center for Applied Research (NCAR), supported by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, is stimulating technology, innovation and economic development. NCAR’s Intelligent Mobility research initiative is testing synchronized mobility and transportation concepts in complex, real-world Living Labs.
The University of Nevada, Reno is a public, research university committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Founded in 1874, the University is classified as one of the U.S.’s comprehensive, doctoral universities with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. More than $800 million (U.S.) in advanced labs and facilities has been invested on the northern Nevada campus since 2009.
The University created its Nevada Center for Applied Research (NCAR) in 2015. Supported by the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development, this innovative center is stimulating technology, innovation and economic development by providing industry and entrepreneurs access to the University’s leading-edge labs, equipment, expertise and services. NCAR also develops and coordinates large, multidisciplinary research initiatives involving coalitions of stakeholders. This includes Intelligent Mobility, testing synchronized mobility and transportation concepts in complex, real-world environments known as Nevada’s Living Labs.
The University of Nevada, Reno operates Intelligent Mobility, a comprehensive, multidisciplinary research initiate to test synchronized mobility and transportation concepts in complex, real-world environments known as Nevada’s Living Labs. In the Living Lab of downtown Reno, Nevada, a network of LIDAR and other sensors is creating a continuously updating digital picture of live traffic conditions in this dynamic urban center. The University also has developed and operates a prototype automated vehicle that is licensed to drive on public roads across Nevada. In this project, the University provides project partners with access to the data generated by both the Living Lab transportation-system and the automated vehicle. The University will also provide input to the project based on its experience developing software for large-scale automated systems.
The University of Nevada, Reno’s Intelligent Mobility initiative brings together researchers, industry, government and ideas to meet the grand challenge of safe, clean and efficient transportation and contribute to the smart cities of our future. It involves researchers in advanced autonomous systems, computer science and information technology, synchronized transportation, robotics, geography, social psychology and judicial studies. A coalition of participating stakeholders, from governmental organizations to global brands, brings additional expertise and global perspective.
The University’s Living Lab and prototype automated vehicle support multiple facets of the project, including the development of use cases for automated vehicle subsystems, sensor and vehicle data for analysis, and requirements for connected and automated driving systems. The initiative also provides a U.S. perspective on the development of standards and regulation, with the aim of enabling potential future harmonization of standards across nations.