Paving the way for the Autonomous Technology Industry to Grow & Thrive

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Middlesex County, New Jersey is paving the way for the Electric, Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (ECAV) industry to grow and thrive.

In fact, breakthrough innovation is already underway.

Located in New Brunswick, the Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) is tackling some of the country’s most pressing infrastructure challenges, especially those that are endemic in high-volume multimodal corridors like the Northeast.

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Hear why Verizon selected Middlesex County as the location for their 5G Connected, Autonomous, Shared Electric Vehicles to transport hospital patients.

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Discover the interconnected elements that create this thriving ecosystem and learn more about why

Middlesex County is the right fit for your autonomous vehicle company.

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One of the highest educated, highest skilled tech workforces in the U.S.
38 million consumers and $2.8 trillion GDP within 150 miles
Over $1 billion in VC investment in transportation technology over the past 3 years
Middlesex County is actively partnering with autonomous vehicle- related companies to build a smart mobility laboratory
NJ is ranked #1 Most Connected State for broadband connectivity and infrastructure
Exit 8A creates a primary market for autonomous vehicle development and usage

Behind those numbers are real people and real companies that want to share why they chose Middlesex County.

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Middlesex County has progressive leadership engaging with CAIT and essentially providing an innovation ecosystem that can attract businesses and companies that would be working in these emerging areas and technologies such as connected and autonomous vehicles
Dr. Ali Maher

Director of Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

Another main advantage of being in Middlesex County is our proximity. Within a driving distance of one day, more than half of the nation’s consumption and economic activities take place
Dr. Ali Maher

Director of Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

We have created a living laboratory in Middlesex County where we will be able to generate high resolution mobility data which in turn can be used for testing, evaluation and validation of a whole range of technologies related to autonomous vehicles.
Dr. Ali Maher

Director of Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

Middlesex County offers a number of advantages for having a research institution such as CAIT – number one is that as a whole, the demographic is a highly educated workforce.
Dr. Ali Maher

Director of Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

Explore the elements that make up Middlesex County’s Autonomous Vehicles Ecosystem

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Verizon Shuttle Program


Government Support

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Take advantage of our wide variety of tools and data, such as:
The Middlesex County Business Portal

An interactive, GIS-based economic development tool that provides resources to make site location decisions for commercial and industrial sectors. Downloadable traffic counts, marketplace profiles, and demographics are available at no cost.

Customized Market and Economic Modeling Reports

Market & Economic Modeling Data provides you with customized site-specific insight for business expansion, decision making and site selection.

Employee Training Programs

Through the Office of Career Opportunities, Middlesex County offers tailored employee training programs that will enhance your employees’ skills and allow them to obtain industry recognized credentials.

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