The Lab Overview
The connected and automated vehicle driving simulation lab in School of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland was established in 2019. It consists of two desk-top driving simulators and a comprehensive simulation platform specifically designed for simulating mixed traffic with human-driven vehicles, connected vehicles, and automated vehicles. The state-of-the-art research facilities in the lab enable researchers and industry & government partners to investigate challenges in transitioning to the era of connected and automated vehicles, such as 1) understanding emerging, disruptive, and intelligent mobility technologies’ impact on traffic efficiency, traffic safety, energy consumption, vehicle emissions, etc.; 2) developing essential theories, the foundational algorithms and analytics that can seamlessly integrate future mobilities into the existing transportation systems; 3) establishing a new breed of control strategies tailored to maximize the power of the connected environment and vehicle automation; and 4) conducting fundamental research on complex systems modeling and the design of adaptable, controllable, resilient, and sustainable infrastructure systems (intelligent transportation systems and smart city in particular).