Advancing standards, safety protocols, and security.
Objective – Microtransit
AV microtransit developments, enhancements, and testing.
Objective – Passenger
Passenger comfort, public perception, and safety improvement.
Objective – Weather
Inclement weather operations including snow, ice, fog, and high winds. One of the larger unknowns for AVs is winter operation.
Objective – Interaction
Interaction with pedestrians, bicycles, mopeds, cars, and traffic control devices.
Objective – Interfaces
Human-machine interfaces such as sensors, communications, and responses. For this item, our team has the opportunity to leverage the full-scale driving simulator at UW-Madison’s College of Engineering.
Objective – Vehicle Operations
Vehicle operations including speed, acceleration and deceleration, performance on grades and curves, and in the case of electric vehicles, range and charging time.
Objective – Testing and Validation
Testing and validation methods for AV systems.
Objective – Data and Sensing
Data and sensing including LIDAR, GPS, cameras, communications, and other sensors. This parallels the Safety Assessment point on Object and Event Detection and Response.