Minnesota studies autonomous and shared mobility
The University of Minnesota has announced that it has received a 1.75 million dollars grant (given in over three years) by the American National Science Foundation, as part of the subsidy program of NSF's smart and connected communities.
The University of Minnesota project is one of 13 projects selected at national level. The grant supports research on the challenge, critical for many cities and communities, to take advantage of the emergence of autonomous vehicles to rethink and redesign future transport services, and enable intelligent and connected communities from which everyone can benefit.
The research involves the creation of an ambitious "smart cloud commuting system" based on huge pools of shared autonomous vehicles. Researchers say the initiated work will attract collaborators from across the state to help build stronger and smarter communities.