Advancing standards, safety protocols, and security.
AV microtransit developments, enhancements, and testing.
Passenger comfort, public perception, and safety improvement.
Inclement weather operations including snow, ice, fog, and high winds. One of the larger unknowns for AVs is winter operation.
Interaction with pedestrians, bicycles, mopeds, cars, and traffic control devices.
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.
Vehicle operations including speed, acceleration and deceleration, performance on grades and curves, and in the case of electric vehicles, range and charging time.
Testing and validation methods for AV systems.
Data and sensing including LIDAR, GPS, cameras, communications, and other sensors. This parallels the Safety Assessment point on Object and Event Detection and Response.