Connected and Automated Vehicle Concept Dimensions and Examples

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Efficient Mobility Systems (EEMS) program envisions an affordable, efficient, safe, and accessible transportation future in which mobility is decoupled from energy consumption. The EEMS Program conducts early-stage research and development at the vehicle, traveler, and system levels, creating new knowledge, tools, insights, and technology solutions that increase mobility energy productivity for individuals and businesses.
The SMART Mobility Consortium (Consortium) is a multi-year, multi-laboratory collaborative dedicated to further understanding the energy implications and opportunities of advanced mobility solutions. The Consortium is the EEMS Program’s primary effort to create tools and generate knowledge about how future mobility systems may evolve and identify ways to reduce their energy intensity. It also identifies research and development gaps that the EEMS Program may address through its advanced research portfolio and generate insights that will be shared with mobility stakeholders.
This report was developed as part of the Consortium’s Connected and Automated Vehicles Pillar.

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