Research Motivation

Two extremes (and a big gap in between)!

Stand-alone simulations: good for initial designs but lacks fidelity.

Road tests: high costs and limited flexibility for answering "what-if" questions.

Our Approach

Compared to road testing facilities, the instrument can provide a low-cost and yet a large-scale platform which is powerful and flexible enough to answer many "what-if" questions. In particular, we note that, the instrument makes it feasible to study next-generation designs and technologies for CVs and AVs, new transportation infrastructures, and new CTS applications, which are either at early stages or still yet to be developed. The instrument is especially useful to evaluate these new designs and technologies in rare events such as extreme weather or massive system failures which will have significant effects on safety, resilience and effectiveness of the transportation system, but cannot be easily duplicated in real worlds.

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