The ACS research initiative will identify assets, expertise, and researchers across diverse disciplines, including but not limited to, vehicle-to-vehicle software, artificial intelligence algorithms, optimized hardware development, sensor technologies, engine dynamics, cyber security systems, mobility, logistics, human factors, safety, consumer science, economic development and public policy. The College of Engineering has unique research strengths in autonomy, robotics, and IoT that will be amplified by bringing together interdisciplinary teams through this initiative. In addition, Purdue has significant research centers focused on autonomous and connected systems that will contribute expertise to this strategic focus. Those centers include:

The Purdue-INDOT US 231 Connected Corridor includes both cellular and DSRC link to ten traffic signals between County Road 500 in Lafayette and Sagamore Parkway in West Lafayette. The video below shows in vehicle count down traffic signal in production Audi. Additional deployments are scheduled for the City of West Lafayette in 2019.