Autonomicity: Developing An Agent-based Model for an Urban Living Laboratory with Shared, Connected and Autonomous Transportation System Components

Research Lead: R. Jayakrishnan

UC Campus(es): UC Irvine

Problem Statement: Cities of the future demand a paradigm shift with the emerging and rapidly changing landscape of autonomous vehicles, shared mobility, connected vehicle technologies, and systems integration in planning Transportation Systems. System modeling is a necessary tool to study various policy alternatives, due to the complexities of such future cities. Unlike traditional top-down approaches for transportation planning process, current and future transportation systems require more detailed and individual level of understanding of the various entities that interact with one another in ways that may or may not be collaborative.

Project Description: This project will apply the Autonomicity model, developed in a companion project to evaluating Multi-modal Shared Mobility and Micro-Transit feeder systems for Transit. This involves incorporating into the agent-based Autonomicity model framework the existing ride-matching algorithms developed in earlier research funded by UCConnect and PSR-UTC to incorporate micro-transit feeder systems.

Status: In Progress

Budget: $88,000

Project Partner(s): Orange County Transportation Authority