Infusing Sustainability into Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

This proposed project will focus on addressing safety, sustainability, and equity dimensions in CAV manufacturing and deployment. It will review the security issues, types of cyberattacks, and security approaches in specific types of V2X communications focusing on how cybersecurity plays a role in ensuring the security of the traffic control applications and enabling technologies being developed by CCAT. The project will make recommendations on appropriate cybersecurity approaches needed for specific CCAT applications. It will aid in the design of inclusive cyber security infrastructures in CAVs enabling low-income population and under-represented minorities to gain access to the technology while reducing transportation-related disparities during the development and deployment phases. The project will address several research gaps in understanding how connected and autonomous vehicles would lower the impacts from climate change. It will address conflicting factors such as minimizing carbon footprint, aggravation of environmental impacts and depletion of natural resources due to the expansion of CAVs and reduction of conventional fossil-based automobiles. It will study the role renewable energy plays in CAV manufacturing. The project will also investigate any disproportionate impacts on minorities from climate change or relief in transitioning from fossil-fuel-based automobiles to CAVs.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $100000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

    2901 Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, Michigan  United States  48109
  • Project Managers:

    Stearns, Amy

  • Performing Organizations:

    Central State University

    111 C.J. McLin Center
    1400 Brush Row Road
    Wilberforce, OH  United States  45384-1004
  • Principal Investigators:

    Nedunuri, Krishnakumar

    Kandiah, Ramanitharan

    Cao, Deng

    Perdomo, Edison

  • Start Date: 20231201
  • Expected Completion Date: 20241130
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01906132
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Connected and Automated Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3552348305
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jan 26 2024 4:54PM