A Multi-Dimensional Benefit Assessment of Automated Mobility Platforms (AMP) for Large Facilities

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Automated Mobility Platform (AMP) is a general term for intelligently managed passenger mobility systems that leverage automation and electrification to improve system performance and sustainability through the integration of real-time data streams with advanced decision-making processes tailored for use in large facilities. Using airports as an example, the rapid growth in air travel demand has led to facility expansions and congested terminals, which directly impacts equity (e.g., increased challenges for passengers with reduced mobility [PRMs]) and sustainability - both of which are important metrics often neglected during the engineering design process. Therefore, to evaluate systems and inform critical decisions more effectively, a holistic evaluation framework is proposed that includes equity, sustainability, and infrastructure perspectives - referred to as a multidimensional benefit assessment. More specifically, the following analysis focuses on: (1) mobility, with emphasis on travel time and accessibility within an airport, contrasting existing systems with the proposed AMP system; (2) equity analysis, specifically to the PRM community, but with an eye to the whole of society; (3) energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with intra-airport mobility, comparing and contrasting modes as well as impacts on overall airport operations efficiency; and (4) fundamental changes in building design enabled by AMPs for larger and more flexible, functional, and energy-efficient structures.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages20
StatePublished - 2023

Publication series

NamePresented at the Energy & Mobility Conference & Expo, 12-15 September 2023, Cleveland, Ohio

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-5400-87358


  • AMP
  • automated mobility platform
  • automation
  • equity
  • passengers with reduced mobility
  • PRM
  • sustainable transportation


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