Policies, Planning, and Pilot Testing on Infrastructure Readiness for Electrical, Connected, Automated, and Ridesharing Vehicles

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CAIT project no.: CAIT-UTC-REG10

Fiscal Year: 2018/2019

Status: In Progress

Principal investigator(s): Mohsen Jafari, Ph.D.

Performing organization(s): Rutgers CAIT

Managing organization: Rutgers CAIT

In cooperation with: New Jersey Department of Transportation
Partner project manager: Susan Catlett, Project Manager, Division of Mobility Systems and Engineering

Supported by: USDOT OST-R

UTC, grant, or agreement no.: 69A3551847102


The intended activities of the project are to:

  • Conduct comprehensive review of the existing ITS system architecture and implementation in New Jersey
  • Document the best practices in ITS system architecture practices in the country, which support transition to connected  and electric vehicles
  • Identify gaps in New Jersey compared to these best practices
  • Develop a preliminary system architecture for New Jersey that supports connected and electric vehicle technologies
  • Identify critical infrastructure barriers and challenges in New Jersey to make the transition

The research outcome will lead to preliminary design plan of a test bed, a simulation model demonstrating scale up, and a preliminary system architecture.