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Stanley Young

Advanced Transportation & Urban Scientist
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

About Stanley Young

Stanley Young, an advanced transportation and urban scientist, joined NREL’s Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences in 2015. He manages the lab’s research efforts on the impacts of new mobility systems, particularly in urban areas. He also serves as the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) technologist-in-city for the Columbus Smart City program. 

Young also leads the Urban Science pillar in DOE’s Systems and Modeling for Accelerated Research in Transportation (a.k.a. SMART) Mobility research initiative. As pillar lead, he initiated the development of the Automated Mobility District toolkit to assess the mobility and energy impacts of automated electric shuttles and other district-scale automated mobility systems. He also provided guidance and vision for the development of the Mobility Energy Productivity metric, which has become the central metric through which DOE’s Energy Efficient Mobility Systems program is assessed.

From 2006 to 2015, while on staff at the University of Maryland’s Center for Advanced Transportation Technology, he architected a multi-state traffic monitoring system based on vehicles self-reporting their position and speed. The system, known as the I-95 Vehicle Probe Project, is the largest multi-state traffic monitoring system in the country. He also co-developed and patented a Bluetooth re-identification traffic sensor to directly sample vehicle travel times and co-founded Traffax Inc. to accelerate the commercialization of the technology.

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