Saving Lives with Today’s Technology
While Pioneering the Road Ahead

The Northeast
Connected &
Automated
Road
Transportation
Safety
Consortium

Addressing the Challenges and Opportunities Facing Commercial Fleet Operators

World Class Research and Development for the Mobility Ecosystem of Tomorrow.

Dedicated to Safety and Mobility. Pursuing the Research, Development, Certification, and Commercialization of the New Global Mobility Ecosystem.

Research

Realizing the mobility ecosystem of tomorrow.

Development

Applying insights to application.

Certification

Defining business-friendly standards for a safer future.

Commercialization

Bringing new mobility products to market.

Research and Development

Realizing the Mobility Ecosystem of Tomorrow.

With some of the industry’s most notable science, technology, and transportation experts conducting advanced research in the most important forward-looking issues in mobility, answering:

“What will the world be like, and what does it mean for my organization?”

CARTS Mobility Labs

The CARTS Mobility Labs are state of the art research facilities open to member organizations, showcasing developing technologies, business modeling through each stage of their evolutionary process, and startup companies accelerating the adoption of crash avoidance technologies and defining the advancing safety and mobility ecosystem.

Making Technology Work at Prices that Motivate Adoption

Conducting research that advances the state of the art in sensors, actuators, algorithms and data analysis focused on safety and autonomous mobility utilizing the existing surface transportation infrastructure. Current associated activity:

pave2-100w  Princeton Autonomous Vehicle Engineering: Demonstrating self-driving technologies in conventional automobiles.
PrincetonVisionGroup_logo  Princeton Vision Group/DeepDriving: Developing algorithms that enhance the cognitive aspects of the task of driving on the existing surface transportation infrastructure.

Identifying the Effects of Automation on Fundamental Business Models

Liability Lab: Focused on statistical methods for estimating risk and liability exposure of surface transportation.

Intelligent Control Lab: Focused on the path planning and real-time control of automated surface transportation in mixed use with Humans.

After-market Assessment: Focused on the needs, challenges and economics of the after-market and its role in turning this evolution into a revolution.

OEM Lab:  Role of the OEM and implications on the OEM and its suppliers

Studying the Implications of Ride-Sharing & Technology on Sustainability

Conduct research and test ideas that help define the future impact of autonomous ground transportation on a wide range of human and environmental factors including urban planning, land use, and location choice.

Implications on parking:  An independent group studying the effect of ride-sharing on the “parking economy”.

Mobility Providers in the Shared-ride Economy

Research focused on the needs and opportunities of shared-ride mobility providers today and as they evolve and potentially disrupt the current shared-ride providers… namely the current transit industry.

Research Consortium

 

Commercialization

Bringing new mobility products to market, (and not just putting them on the shelf).

Market Analytics

Development of appropriate analytical tools that accurately forecast the expected ROI, IRR, and other business critical metrics of AV/CV technologies for Member organizations.

Capital Investments

The Transportation and Automation Fund will provide equity capital to young companies and innovative technologies that are transforming mobility, along with seasoned investors and advisors in all aspects of transportation and automation.

Incubation and Acceleration

Incubation activities will occur at all three facilities, providing young companies and new technologies the opportunity to benefit from world class AVCV research, testing facilities, and access to transportation, automation, and economic development experts from the private sector, public service, and academia.

Go to Market Services

Specializing in Marketing, Channel Development, Sales, and Business Development. NJCARTS mentors and advisors bring a wealth of tactical experience bringing transportation technologies and companies to market.

Smart Driving Cars

 

Musings on the latest news in mobility and autonomy

by Professor Alain Kornhauser

Alain L. Kornhauser, PhD

Alain L. Kornhauser, PhD

Professor, Operations Research & Financial Engineering Director, Transportation Program Faculty Chair, Princeton Autonomous Vehicle Engineering

 

Latest to Quit Google’s Self-Driving Car Unit: Top Roboticist

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J. Markoff, Aug 5, ” A roboticist and crucial member of the team that created Google’s self-driving car is leaving the company, the latest in a string of departures by important technologists working on the autonomous car project.

Chris Urmson, a Carnegie Mellon University research scientist, joined Google in 2009 to help create the then-secret effort. …Mr. Urmson has been unhappy with the direction of the car project under Mr. Krafcik’s leadership and quarreled privately several months ago with Larry Page over where it was headed, according to two former Google employees….
Mr. Urmson said he had not decided what he will do next. “If I can find another project that turns into an obsession and becomes something more, I will consider myself twice lucky,” he wrote. Read more  Hmmm…Very unfortunate.  What a great job he has done. All the best. Alain

HERE appoints Ralf Herrtwich as Head of Automotive Business Group

Press Release, July 28, “HERE, the location cloud company, today announced that it has appointed Ralf Herrtwich to lead the company’s fast-growing Automotive Business Group.

In his role, Herrtwich will focus on bringing the power of HERE’s Open Location Platform into vehicles as well as accelerating the deployment of location technologies to support autonomous driving.

He will start at HERE in the position of Senior Vice President and member of the HERE leadership team on October 1.  Read more  Hmmm…Very unfortunate for Daimler.  What a great job he has done. All the best at HERE. Alain

How $600 In Auto Safety Features Could Save Up To $202 Billion In Crash Costs

A. Ohnsman, July 20, “researchers at Carnegie Mellon University say widespread adoption of some of the building-block technologies needed for fully autonomous vehicles, short of the artificial intelligence, steering controls and advanced sensors they also use, can meaningfully and affordably reduce collisions and road fatalities.In particular, three partially automated crash avoidance features – blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning and forward collision-warning systems – can be particularly effective in reducing nearly a quarter of U.S. vehicle collisions annually, say the authors of the just-issued study. Read more  Hmmm…Very interesting.  Also see read full paper by Harper & Hendrickson.  This is what is gained by just the warning systems.  What additional savings can be gained with Automated versions and when will their costs go down such that they will actually be cheaper than the insurance LOSS that they avoid?  Alain

Mobility By The Numbers

Where We've Been

$10 trillion

Or 15% of the global economy attributable to transportation.

50%

The portion of pollution and greenhouse gases attributable to transportation.

1

The effective average vehicle occupancy (AVO~1) of road vehicles in the United States.

125 million

Deaths attributable to the road transportation system globally each year.

Where We're Going

20%

Automation will actually grow the significance of the transportation infrastructure in the global economy.

40%

Percentage of rear-end collisions by freight trucks on the highway that can be prevented by installing existing after-market collision avoidance technologies.

2

The average vehicle occupancy threshold achievable (AVO~2) through automated ride-sharing, and at which we see earth-changing reductions in pollution and greenhouse gases.

0

Effectively, there will be no deaths associated with road transportation at full automation.

Facilities

Oceanport Avenue aTaxi Service

Princeton Plasma Physics Lab

NECARTS

NECARTS's 80 Acre Closed Track @ Fort Monmouth

NECARTS Commercialization @ Bell Works

Princeton University

Fort Monmouth Suburban Development