The Development of the Digital Twin Platform for Smart Mobility Systems with High-Resolution 3D Data

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CAIT project no.: CAIT-UTC-REG45

Fiscal Year: 2020/2021

Status: Final

Principal investigator(s): Peter J. Jin, Ph.D. (PI)

Performing organization(s): Rutgers-CAIT

Managing organization: Rutgers-CAIT

In cooperation with: New Jersey Department of Transportation
Partner project manager: Amanda K. Gendek, Manager

Supported by: USDOT-OST-R

UTC, grant, or agreement no.: 69A3551847102


The primary goal of this proposal is the development of a digital twin for urban mobility, the Mobi-Twin platform, focusing on enabling the microscopic accurate modeling and simulation of Urban Mobility System of Systems with the emerging self-driving grade high-resolution 3D data. The proposed platform will use data collected from the New Brunswick Innovation Hub Smart Mobility Testing Ground to support academic and industrial research. The proposed digital twin platform will reproduce high-fidelity reality for modeling smart mobility objects (vehicles, pedestrians, and others) with seamless object-level integration among different systems.

The proposed test bed will become an ideal test platform for integrated smart infrastructure based solutions that help monitor and maintain roadside infrastructure and support the transportation systems to accommodate not only the existing human-driven vehicle but also the upcoming connected and automated mobility systems. The outcome will also include pilot applications that will showcase the capability of the proposed platform for application testing, 3D data visualization and sharing. Furthermore, plans and procedures will be developed towards scaling up the proposed simulation platform.