Research Challenges Toward the Implementation of Smart Cities in the United States

The objective of this research is to identify technological issues and formulate a research agenda for a smart city research program. Given the research strength of the faculty members associated with Center for Transportation Infrastructure Systems (CTIS) at the University of Texas, El Paso (UTEP), this project will focus on the areas of smart bridges, smart mobility and smart building, with a view of submitting a proposal to the Center for Advanced Infrastructure & Transportation's (CAIT's) University Transportation Center in the near future. Among the questions this research will try to answer are: (1) What are the definitions of smart bridges, smart mobility and smart building? (2) What data, sensors, communication, processing and analysis are necessary to make the bridges, highways and buildings smart? (3) What are challenges and the potential research that can facilitate the implementation of smart bridges, smart mobility and smart buildings, as parts of a smart city?


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $30000.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Makahaube, Johanes

    Szary, Pat

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Texas, El Paso

    Civil Engineering
    500 West University Avenue
    El Paso, Texas  United States  79968
  • Principal Investigators:

    Cheu, Kelvin

  • Start Date: 20150901
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20151231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40021

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01569476
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC16, CAIT-UTC-060
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 14 2015 1:00AM