Project 3-1

Project 3-1: Optimal and Safe Route for Freight Transportation in Rural Areas 

Exhibit D - Research Project Requirement: PDF Link

Principal Investigator: Evangelos Kaisar (Florida Atlantic University) 

Other Investigators: Mei Chen (UK), Zhen Ni (FAU), Venktesh Pandey (NCAT) 

Project Partners: Florida Atlantic University (FAU), North Carolina A&T State University (NCAT), University of Kentucky (UKY) 

Is any participating institution a Minority Institution? Yes — North Carolina A&T State University and Florida Atlantic University

Research Project Funding:  Year 1: $239,515 (Federal: $129,470; Non-Federal: $110,045)

Project Status: Active

Project Start and End Date: 08/01/2023 to 06/30/2025  

Project Summary: The project aims to develop an optimal and safe route for freight transportation in rural areas. Transportation of goods in remote regions often faces challenges such as inadequate road infrastructure, limited access to real-time information, and potential safety hazards. This project seeks to address these issues by utilizing advanced technologies and data-driven approaches. The primary objective is to design an intelligent routing system that takes into account various factors, including road conditions, weather conditions, traffic congestion, and the nature of the cargo being transported. To achieve this, the project will employ a combination of geographic information systems (GIS), machine learning algorithms, and sensor technologies.