Modern transportation systems and automobiles are experiencing a tremendous transformation. Automobiles are evolving to be highly sophisticated, computerized and network-enabled systems. Meanwhile, transportation systems are pressed to cope with increasingly overloaded capacity, severe congestions and rising costs. Recently, an accelerating convergence of electronics, communications, and information processing technology in automobiles emerges. The next-generation transportation system will heavily rely on innovative ICT solutions to address dynamic road conditions and congestions, and to optimize fuel efficiency and environmental impacts.
Masdar Institute aims to spear-head the ICT R&D in automotive and transportations systems. At STEVAS (Smart Technology for Electric Vehicles and Automotive Systems) Research Lab, we conduct extensive R&D projects on automotive systems and intelligent transportation systems.