What is ScooterLab?

ScooterLab is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded community research infrastructure initiative, currently under development at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). This publicly-available micromobility testbed and crowd-sensing/crowd-sourcing infrastructure will provide researchers access to a community of riders and a fully operational fleet of highly customizable dockless e-scooters. The research team is prototyping infrastructure to be easily retrofitted with state-of-the-art sensors in partnership with collaborators, enableing real-time collection of fine-grained research data from micromobility rides.

    Current Research focuses on:
  • Growing a community to understand the needs of micromobility researchers across multi-disciplinary areas such as machine learning, high performance computing, urban planning, transportation engineering and public policy.
  • Building proof-of-concept vehicles, sensors, and computing platforms, and continuously improving designs based on community feedback.
  • Organizing focused events, such workshops and tutorials to update the community on development of the micromobility testbed.

Interested in Collaborating?

Are you interested in co-designing aspects of the testbed, deploying remote experiments, or leveraging testbed data for your own research?


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