DOE, DOT Announce Collaboration to Advance Smart Transportation Systems

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently announced their collaboration to accelerate research, demonstration, and deployment of innovative transportation and alternative fuel technologies. The agencies made their formal Memorandum of Understanding known at an electric vehicle workshop in Berkeley, California. The initiative will tap each agency’s expertise in transportation energy technologies and safety systems, aiming to boost the analysis, tools, and applications of such technologies. In addition to DOE’s SMART Mobility consortium and DOT’s Smart City Challenge, the collaboration will rely on cross-agency and multi-lab programs that NREL supports, including DOE’s EV Everywhere and Clean Cities programs.