Move toward sustainable, decarbonized transportation with the Argonne National Laboratory Vehicle & Mobility Systems Department (VMS).

The Argonne National Laboratory Vehicle & Mobility Systems Department (VMS) leads world-class research to develop and assess the impact of advanced technologies on transportation decarbonization. Collaborating closely with public and private organizations, VMS spearheads the evaluation of advanced technologies on energy, emissions, cost, mobility, and equity—from single components to entire urban areas.

VMS assesses the technology impact of advanced vehicle, powertrain, and control variables on individual vehicles, including light-duty, medium-duty, and heavy-duty, in on-road, off-road, and aviation scenarios. We have also pioneered an approach that quantifies the impact of a vast array of technologies at the transportation-system level, factoring in a wide range of synergies. With an increased focus on connectivity and automation, VMS has expanded its expertise to encompass the development and evaluation of energy-efficient environment-aware controls, both in simulation and XIL.

Define a holistic system-of-systems decarbonization strategy.

Transportation decarbonization requires a novel and holistic system-of-systems approach that considers all transportation modes—from passenger cars to freight, off-road, rail, marine, and aviation vehicles—as well as how energy is produced and how current and future transportation demands will be met. A recognized leader in transportation, VMS actively engages experts across Argonne National Laboratory, research organizations, and private companies to break technical barriers and achieve a more sustainable, equitable, and resilient future.