Company Profile

Av-Connect Inc
Profile last edited on: 2/17/2021      CAGE: 8AQR0      UEI: T8HJQ22FBKD3

Business Identifier: Vehicle platoons for urban traffic management
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Location Information

1054 Fontana Drive
Alameda, CA 94502
   (510) 507-2353
Location: Single
Congr. District: 13
County: Alameda

Public Profile

AV-Connect Inc is developing vehicle platoons for urban traffic management. The firm presents a model-predictive control (MPC) based approach for vehicle platooning in an urban traffic setting. The primary goal is to demonstrate that vehicle platooning has the potential to significantly increase throughput at intersections, which can create bottlenecks in the traffic flow. To do so,the approach relies on vehicle connectivity: vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication. In particular, the firm introduces a customized V2V message set which features a velocity forecast, i.e. a prediction on the future velocity trajectory, which enables platooning vehicles to accurately maintain short following distances, thereby increasing throughput. Furthermore, V2I communication allows platoons to react immediately to changes in the state of nearby traffic lights, e.g. when the traffic phase becomes green, enabling additional gains in traffic efficiency.

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Less than .5M
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Privately Held
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Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2023 2 NSF $1,254,691
Project Title: Automated Learning of Vehicle Energy Performance Models
2021 2 DOE $1,347,847
Project Title: Contextual Predictions & Eco Services for EVs & PHEVs

Key People / Management

  Jacopo Guanetti -- Founder

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