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The Center for Automotive Research is involved in the research of significant issues that relate to the future direction of the global automotive industry. As a nonprofit research organization, and in cooperation with study funders, most CAR research is released publicly through this website.

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Challenges and Opportunities for Developing Sustainable Transportation Systems in Beijing

With an increasing population and expanding economy, China has emerged as an important world power. In recent decades, China’s urban population has grown exponentially, with a corresponding increase in the personal wealth of citizens. The capital city of Beijing exemplifies the rapid development of urban China. The city is now…

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Pavement Condition Monitoring with Connected Vehicle Data

Considering the possibility for safer and more efficient data collection, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) asked researchers at CAR to investigate the potential for connected vehicle data to contribute to pavement condition and performance assessment for the department’s transportation asset management (TAM) programs. CAR’s investigation involved the synthesis and…

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International Survey of Best Practices in Connected and Automated Vehicle Technologies: 2013 Update

Michigan is a major U.S. center of connected vehicle technology development and testing, but other states within the country are involved in significant connected vehicle activities as are other countries throughout the world. This report investigates connected and automated vehicle activities underway outside Michigan, especially international examples, for the purpose…

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Economic Evaluation of Commercial Remote Sensors for Bridge Health Monitoring

The Michigan Tech Transportation Institute and Michigan Tech Research Institute, in cooperation with the Center for Automotive Research and the Michigan Department of Transportation, have investigated the use of remote sensing technologies to assess and monitor the condition of bridge infrastructure. This study was funded largely by the USDOT Research…

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International Survey of Best Practices in Connected Vehicle Technologies: 2012 Update

Michigan is a major U.S. center of connected vehicle technology development and testing, but other states within the country are involved in significant connected vehicle activities as are other countries throughout the world. This report investigates connected vehicle and connected vehicle-related activities underway outside Michigan, especially international examples of connected…

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Use of ITS Technology for Management of Freight and Transit Assets

Freight movement and public transit are essential components of Michigan’s transportation system. The development, adaptation, and deployment of intelligent transportation system (ITS) technologies for commercial vehicle platforms and public transit systems will have significant impacts and special implications to the statewide transportation planning process, economic well-being, and quality of life….

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Connected Vehicle Technology Industry Delphi Survey

The Michigan Department of Transportation asked the Center for Automotive Research to survey experts from the automotive industry to forecast the future of connected vehicle technology research and deployment. CAR researchers completed this survey effort and analyzed the results with an eye toward ascertaining the strategic directions of the connected…

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Connected Vehicle Technology Government Delphi Survey

The Michigan Department of Transportation asked the Center for Automotive Research to survey experts drawn from the public sector (including transportation and ITS contractors that work for public-sector agencies) to forecast the future of connected vehicle technology research and deployment.

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Self-driving cars: The next revolution

This whitepaper, written by both CAR and KPMG, reflects the results of interviews with more than 25 thought leaders, automotive and high-tech executives, and government officials, as well as analysis of industry trends, and provides insight on the convergence of sensor-based and communication-based vehicle technologies and its implications. The automobile…

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Public Perceptions of Connected Vehicle Technology

Federal and state agencies, in conjunction with private industry, are working to develop and implement connected vehicle technologies. As envisioned, these technologies will enable vehicles to communicate with each other and the roadway for the purpose of achieving safety, mobility, and environmental improvements within the vehicle-based transportation system. While connected…

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