Automated Mobility Platforms (AMPs) for Versatile, Energy Efficient, Facility and District Scale Transport

S. Young, A. Duvall, J. Dean
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Colorado, United States

Poster stand number: W136

Keywords: Mobility, Automation, Micro-Mobility, Accessibility, Facilities

Advances in sensing technology for use in automated roadway vehicles provide opportunities for new mobility concepts to emerge to address the movement of people in and around large facilities like airports, campuses, bases, and dense urban environments. The need for innovative, requirements driven, mobility solutions are increasingly critical in our society both from an energy and environmental point of view to reduce greenhouse gas emission as well as improve quality of life, equity, and accessibility, connecting citizens from any walk of life to critical goods, services, and employment opportunities. Automated Mobility Platforms (AMPs) is a system concept at the intersection of micro-mobility services like electric scooters or bikes, automated transit networks, and moving walkways. Key components of the AMPs concept include flexibility of design (not lust short linear corridors), accessibility (inherent in design), safety, energy-efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and scalability. Inspired by industry stakeholder engagement, initiated through a DOE lab-sponsored, faculty-supported, student-led investigation, and commercialization initiated through an DOE STTR award, AMPS provides the next generation of facility and campus scale dedicated mobility.