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, enabling 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.