EUGENE, Ore., March 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Arcimoto, Inc.® (NASDAQ: FUV), makers of rightsized, outrageously fun, ultra-efficient electric vehicles for moving people and stuff, today announced a partnership with the University of Central Florida Future City Initiative to study new models of sustainable transportation and their place in the smart cities of the future. The company has provided UCF with an electric vehicle that could aid engineers in their work to find new transportation solutions for cities and urban environments.
“We’re thrilled to work with the University of Central Florida, one of the leading transportation research universities in the world,” said Mark Frohnmayer, Arcimoto Founder and CEO. “The Future Cities Initiative is particularly exciting as it combines advanced technologies and new civil engineering practices to create smart cities that are safer, more efficient, and a joy to live and work in. We believe their efforts will demonstrate the importance of pure-electric rightsized vehicles and their place in the cityscapes of the future.”
The Future City initiative is led by Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Aty, Chair of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering Department at UCF, and draws on the strengths of several disciplines including applications of advanced computing and technologies in infrastructures, transportation, environment, and water resources. Dr. Samiul Hasan, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering and Computer Science, and Dr. Mohamed Zaki Hussein, Assistant Professor of Transportation Engineering in the Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering department will be assessing the Arcimoto electric vehicle for a potential research study.
“Our goal is to help design transportation systems that will embrace emerging transportation modes in future cities,” said Dr. Hasan. “With the Arcimoto, researchers from UCF’s Future City Initiative will explore the potential for research on interactions among pedestrians and different types of vehicles, to include the behavior and attentiveness of the vehicle drivers under different traffic conditions in shared facilities.”
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