The Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded nearly $2 million to a national research consortium that includes lead institution Ohio State University as well as the University of California-Irvine and the University of Texas at Austin. The grant will create a new Tier 1 University Transportation Center (UTC).
As vehicles become smarter, increasingly automated and with access to massive amounts of data, they become better equipped to commucate, coordinate and compute optimal routes so as to minimize congestion. Such coordination is modeled by routing games, where a central goal is to understand and compute a socially optimal traffic assignment that minimizes overall congestion.
The Wireless Networking and Communications Group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin is part of a team that has been awarded a $1.4 million grant for the development of a Tier 1 University Transportation Center (UTC) by the USDOT’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) to advance cutting-edge research and educational programs that address critical transportation challenges facing our nation.