The goal of this Exploratory Topic is to conduct testing and validation of energy-saving technologies that utilize connectivity and autonomous vehicle technologies developed under Phase II of ARPA-E’s NEXT generation energy technologies for Connected and Automated on-Road vehicles (NEXTCAR) program. 

This topic will support further quantification of the energy benefits of eco-driving applications over realistic real-world driving and dynamic operational scenarios that can inform development of future energy efficiency criteria for these technologies. Team(s) selected will provide a physical test facility, develop relevant augmented reality scenarios to complement on-track testing, and host an on-site event in Fall 2024 to evaluate the energy efficiency improvements of Society of Automotive Engineers J3016 Level 4-capable NEXTCAR Phase II light-duty vehicles.

Program Director(s):

Priyanka Bakaya