Safe, clean, and efficient mobility is a foundation for sustainable economies and communities. The University of Nevada, Reno’s Intelligent Mobility brings together researchers, citizens, ideas, projects, and resources to meet this grand challenge and contribute to the vibrant and smart communities of our future.
Velodyne Lidar is part of the coalition of public and private partners actively participating in Intelligent Mobility. The coalition represents expertise and global perspective, from governmental organizations and transportation agencies to global brands.
Intelligent Mobility tests synchronized mobility concepts in complex and real-world urban, suburban, and rural environments. In these Nevada Living Labs, researchers and partners are refining technologies and collecting data aimed at making transportation more efficient, sustainable, and safe. Intelligent Mobility is strengthened by its setting, by Nevada’s entrepreneurial spirit and by the support of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development.
Intelligent Mobility is a large-scale, multi-faceted research and development initiative led by the University of Nevada, Reno with the participation of a coalition of partners including Velodyne Lidar. This pioneering effort builds on the expertise of a multidisciplinary group of University researchers in advanced autonomous systems, computer science and information technology, synchronized transportation, robotics, geography, social psychology, and judicial studies.
Intelligent Mobility seeks to prepare our roads for future connected and autonomous vehicles, while also serving today’s traffic safety and traffic engineering by providing advanced traffic sensing technologies, automatic signal control and interpretation of complicated datasets into engineering languages.
An important aspect of Intelligent Mobility is the study and development of a connected infrastructure of Velodyne Lidar sensors, DSRC sensors, and traffic-signals. This connected infrastructure is in place at intersections, on streets and, in Reno, on public-transit electric buses operated by the Regional Transportation Commission. The infrastructure detects and tracks pedestrians, cyclists, and traffic – while maintaining privacy – plus communicates information to connected and autonomous vehicles traveling throughout these Living Labs. A fiber optic and microwave network links vehicles and infrastructure, and the vital information generated is processed, via a secure network, through Pronghorn, the University’s high-performance computing system.