Tech Readiness

Research Areas

  • Connected and automated vehicles
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles
  • Sensors, monitoring and screening
  • Security

Project Examples

  • UNC Charlotte Autonomous Shuttle Pilot Study, Funded by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, June 2023 to May 2024.
  • Developing a Workflow for Safe and Cost-effective UAV-enabled Bridge Inspection with Multiple UAV Platforms, North Carolina Department of Transportation via North Carolina A&T State University, August 2021 to March 2023.
  • Modeling and Evaluating Alternatives to Enhance Access to an Airport and Meet Future Expansion Needs, United States Department of Transportation Tier 1 University Transportation Center led by San Jose State University, March 2021 to March 2023.
  • University Transportation Center of Excellence: Advanced Transportation Technologies, Funded by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Led by UNC Chapel-Hill Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC), February 2020 to July 2023.
  • Drivers’ Response to Scenarios When Driving Connected and Automated Vehicles Compared to Vehicles With and Without Driver Assist Technology, United States Department of Transportation Tier 1 University Transportation Center led by San Jose State University, February 2019 to December 2021.
  • Intelligent Flight Planning of Multiple Drones for Power Line Inspection, National Science Foundation, August 2019 to July 2023.
  • Worker-in-the-Loop Real Time Safety System for Short-Duration Highway Workzones, National Science Foundation, 2019 to 2023.
  • CRS & SI Technologies for Reliable Transportation Systems Planning. Funded by the United States Department of Transportation – Research and Innovative Technology Administration Program; Matching funds from Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina Department of Transportation and City of Charlotte Department of Transportation, September 2012 to February 28, 2015.

Facilities
Transportation Modeling & Simulations Laboratory
Undergraduate Traffic and Instruction Laboratory
Smart Infrastructure and Mobility (SIM) Laboratory

Faculty
Srinivas Akella
Tara Cavalline
Yuting (Tina) Chen
Suzanne Leland
Srinivas Pulugurtha
Omidreza Shoghli
Lei Zhu