NC Transportation Center of Excellence in Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Technology (NC-CAV)
September 2020: A team of researchers from NC-CAV Center received $550k from NSF and $235k from NCDOT, Downtown Greensboro Inc., and NCA&T College of Engineering to establish a network of self-driving shuttles. In this project, we will develop a CAV testbed consisting of three self-driving shuttles, along with the required sensing and communication networks. This advanced transportation testbed enables fundamental research in the development, deployment, and validation of Connected Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) technologies and will be developed and tested at a one-mile test track at the NCA&T North Campus Gateway Research Park. Read more ... [NSF project link] [NCA&T Public Release]
April 10, 2020: A team of researchers from NC-CAV Center was awarded by NASA for a 4-year $8M ULI grant to develop Safe and Secure Assured Autonomy. From the NC-CAV Center, Dr. Homaifar will lead this new ULI program and Dr. Karimoddini will lead TC1 on Safe Perception, Coordination, Planning, and Navigation to develop flexible and adaptive coordination and control algorithms for Urban Air Mobility (UAM). Read more ...