Modeling and Simulation of Automated Mobility Districts

Research output: NRELPresentation


Connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) are increasingly being discussed as the basis for shared mobility and on-demand services to replace privately owned vehicles. The rapid growth of Transportation Networking Companies (TNCs) and their increasing investment in automated vehicle (AV) technologies attests to this. Combining the concepts of TNCs, with AV and on-demand transit services, the term 'automated mobility district' (AMD) describes a district-scale implementation of CAV technology to realize the full benefits of a shared, fully automated vehicle service within a confined region. A customized open-source microscopic mobility simulation toolkit is currently being developed at NREL to quantify the mobility and energy benefits of AMDs.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages29
StatePublished - 2019

Publication series

NamePresented at the 2019 Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, 10-13 June 2019, Arlington, Virginia

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-5400-73592


  • CAVs
  • connected and automated vehicles
  • low-speed automated shuttled
  • mobility
  • transit services
  • transportation


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