Connected & Autonomous Vehicle REsearch Lab
The Connected and Autonomous Vehicle REsearch Lab (CAVREL) at the University of Central Florida is engaged in research on a variety of topics that fall under the general subject of Networked Systems and CPS; however current applications of our research are mostly in the areas of connected and automated vehicles, transportation safety and energy efficiency.
While research on CPS subjects spans a very wide spectrum of topics, we focus on “Systems" and “Information Networking" related topics such as modeling, description and control of networks of systems, and their related physical phenomena. Please visit the research project pages for detailed description of our work. Our team is currently involved in several projects related to connected and automated vehicles, focussing on the communication protocols required in a vehicular network, and cooperative cognition for vehicular autonomy. Some of these projects are in collaboration with other partners.
Team and Principal Investigator:
Dr. Yaser P. Fallah ( CV ) is an associate professor and the director of CAVREL in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Central Florida, where he joined in August 2016. CAVREL currently employs 9 graduate level researchers.
Funded by Ford Motor Company, we are pushing forward the research on scalability and performance analysis of the Cellular Vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) communication.
Projects in this domain are funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and QNRF focus on context aware information networking and information driven cyber physical systems
We tackle the problem of autonomous driving in complex & competitive mixed-autonomy environments where autonomous vehicles interact with vehicles driven by humans.
We built a fleet of 1/5 & 1/10 scale vehicles equipped with LiDAR, stereo camera, and an on-board NVIDIA Jetson TX2 computer. The SCVP vehicles are able to reach and maneuver at 60mph speed, making them a realistic testbed for CAV applications.
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A complete list of our projects and publications:
Our previous collaborations with auto industry and governmental organization
Cooperative Vehicle Efficiency Systems (EcoCAR3 – sponsored by US-DoE and General Motors)
Connecting Autonomous Vehicles (Sponsored by Toyota ITC)
Latest News & Updates
CAVREL featured in Spectrum News 13
Featured in Spectrum News 13 Watch what Dr Fallah and his team says here.
CAVREL Test Vehicle
CAVREL has received an all-electric brand new Hyundai Ioniq EV 2017 for implementation and validation of ongoing works. Thanks to…
“Graduate Research MVP” award
Congratulations to Behrad Toghi for winning the “Graduate Researcher of the year 2018” award among 9,000 graduate students at University…