AV Technology and Policy Center

The Mobility Science Automation and Inclusion Center (MoSAIC) serves as a nexus point for collaborative research on vehicle automation, connectivity, and edge intelligence, aiming to create a sustainable and equitable mobility ecosystem. The vision of the MOSAIC Center is to transform century-old mindsets about mobility by trailblazing a convergent approach to integrate behavioral and social science, AV technology, and public policy, and to create a new interdisciplinary field of Mobility Science

MOSAIC’s mission is to leverage a window of opportunity over the next decade to accelerate AV innovation and deployment at scale toward the public interest. To achieve its vision, the MOSAIC team will design a myriad of activities woven across research, workforce development, technology transfer, and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

One of MOSAIC’s visions is to ensure that advanced AV technologies and smart mobility options are inclusive and accessible to  systemically marginalized populations, including those people with physical or cognitive disabilities, people with low incomes, and black, indigenous and all people of color (BIPOC). By trailblazing a convergent approach to integrate AV technology and public policy research and engagement, the ACE center will make fundamental breakthroughs in policy-compliant technology innovation for safety and sustainability and  accelerate the adoption of AVs (including passenger cars, fleet of trucks and buses, EVs, and UAVs) at scale.

The MoSAIC Center aims to foster collaborations between universities, industry, national labs, federal and state agencies, and local stakeholders. UC Davis and partners will produce research, host events, and offer a wide range of expertise to stakeholders in all sectors. Topical expertise will cover social science topics such as mobility equity, sustainability, travel behavioral modeling for AV adoption, edge AI for vehicle automation, safety standards for L4/L5 technology, ultra-low latency V2V/V2X connectivity, multi-modal sensing and data fusion, cooperative vehicle-infrastructure systems, remote operations, and data privacy and cybersecurity.