Tag: Automated Vehicles

  • May 4th, 2021

Fully autonomous vehicles, which would carry out many or all of their functions without the intervention of a driver, may someday bring sweeping social and economic changes and “lead to breakthrough gains in transportation safety.” Motor vehicle crashes caused an estimated 36,096 fatalities in 2019 and are estimated to have caused significantly more deaths in […]

  • April 8th, 2021

In the past several years, numerous studies have examined public attitudes, beliefs, and acceptance of automated vehicles (AVs) with mixed results. Some studies found participants had positive sentiments about AVs, while other studies found participants had neutral or even negative opinions about such vehicles. In several studies, even those participants who agreed that AVs would […]

  • March 2nd, 2021

Advocates of electric, shared, and automated vehicles (e-SAVs) envision a future in which people no longer need to drive their privately owned, petroleum-fueled vehicles. Instead, for daily travel they rely on fleets of electric, automated vehicles that offer travel services, including the option to share, or “pool,” rides with strangers. The design, deployment, and operation […]

  • February 23rd, 2021

Automated vehicles (AVs) promise to revolutionize driving safety. Driver models can aid in achieving this promise by providing a tool for designers to ensure safe interactions between human drivers and AVs. In this project, we performed a literature review to identify important factors for AV takeover safety and promising models to capture these factors. We […]

  • February 19th, 2021

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) has announced plans to expand electric vehicle (EV) fast charging infrastructure along portions of Interstates 20 and 459. As part of the initiative, ADECA has issued a request for proposals to build direct-current fast charger (DCFC) stations along specific highway corridors in the state. ADECA will provide up […]

  • February 19th, 2021

This report summarizes the results of a one-year project aimed at exploiting vehicle-toinfrastructure (V2I) communication to enhance the effectiveness of real-time adaptive traffic signal control systems. As originally formulated, the project’s goal was to explore the potential of using the sensing capabilities of connected autonomous vehicles (CAVs) to detect other vehicles in close proximity and […]

  • January 26th, 2021

Automated driving systems (ADS) have the potential to fundamentally change transportation, and a growing number of these systems have entered the market and are currently in use on public roadways. However, drivers may not use ADS as intended due to misunderstandings about system capabilities and limitations. Moreover, the real-world use and effects of this novel […]

  • January 19th, 2021

The continuing evolution of automotive technology aims to deliver even greater safety benefits and automated driving systems (ADS) that — one day — can handle the whole task of driving when we don’t want to or can’t do it ourselves. Fully automated cars and trucks that drive us, instead of us driving them, will become […]