ARPA-E Issues RFI on Energy-Efficiency Optimization for Connected and Automated Vehicles
ARPA-E has issued a Request For Information (RFI) seeking input from researchers from a broad range of disciplines, including automotive vehicle control, powertrain control, and transportation analytics regarding the development of advanced energy-efficiency optimization technologies for future connected and automated vehicles (CAVs).
These energy-efficiency optimization technologies may include, but are not limited to, advanced technologies and concepts relating to future full vehicle and powertrain control, individual vehicle and powertrain operation, control and optimization facilitated by connectivity, and the reduction of the fuel and/or energy consumed by future individual vehicles undergoing either human operation or automated operation.
Any potential technical solutions that might be of interest to ARPA-E would ultimately require a demonstrable pathway through commercialization and widespread deployment to reduce the energy consumed in the current and/or future vehicle transportation fleet. The information you provide may be used by ARPA-E in support of program planning. For more information and to view the full RFI on ARPA-E Exchange, click HERE
. Information should be submitted no later than 2/1/16.
Q&A with ARPA-E Program Director Dr. Chris Atkinson
In this Q&A, Dr. Chris Atkinson discusses his background, why he came to ARPA-E, and the possibility of an interdisciplinary solution to creating energy-efficient, automated vehicles. Read the blog on the ARPA-E website HERE
ARPA-E Seeks Technology-to-Market Advisors
ARPA-E is seeking highly motivated technology-to-market experts who have a unique mix of technical, business, and entrepreneurial experience to help create high-impact energy technology development programs and prepare teams and technologies for commercial markets.
Tech-to-Market (T2M) Advisors are expected to have core skills in business development / technical marketing, product development, supply chains, and/or financial analysis. T2M Advisors should also possess excellent coaching and team development skills to guide ARPA-E awardees in the development and execution of technology commercialization strategies.
To learn more and apply, visit the Job Opportunities page
on the ARPA-E website.