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

 

The Head of CMU’s Robotics Lab Says Self-Driving Cars Are ‘Not Even Close’

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J. Peterson, Sept 1, “..To find out what it’s been like to rebuild a top robotics lab after being gutted by one of the most powerful companies in the world, I called up Herman for a candid conversation about what universities can do that corporations can’t, and how CMU has managed to pick up the pieces of what Uber left behind…

Maybe, and maybe not. The objectives of companies like Uber, and our objectives as a university, are different. Uber as a company has to worry about its valuation. I think part of the reason that they released the news about these autonomous taxis is marketing. Technically, I’m not sure if it’s ready. They still have to have engineers in the car. So, for technical reasons, it’s not there. But for non-technical reasons, they decided that it’s a good idea to start talking about it…” Read more  Hmmm…Juicy!  Alain

2015 Motor Vehicle Crashes: Overview

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DOT HS 812 318, Aug, 2016, “The Nation lost 35,092 people in crashes on U.S. roadways during 2015, an increase from 32,744 in 2014. The 7.2-percent increase is the largest percentage increase in nearly 50 years…” Read more Hmmm…Very bad news.  Can anyone say “texting”!  Alain

Open data and traffic fatalities

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R. Ragupathy, Aug 30 “Traffic fatalities in the U.S. jumped 7.2% to 35,092 last year, the sharpest increase in about 50 years. Yesterday the NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) released final 2015 data on vehicle crashes in the United States. The Department of Transportation (DOT), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the White House also issued an unprecedented call to action asking for help analyzing fatality data to find ways to prevent these tragedies:…

Responding to this call, we created the map below to show where fatal crashes have occurred over the last five years. Enter your address and the destination of your commute to see fatal crashes that occurred along your route between 2011 and 2015. Toggle between additional information, such as alcohol, excessive speeding, cyclists, or pedestrians involved and compare the differences between the years.” Read more Hmmm…You must look at their “map below”  It is really good!!  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