Research Review

Throughout the year, CCAT hosts research reviews, exclusively via webinar, led by consortium members as a way to give updates on cutting-edge work conducted by our partner universities. These events include a Q&A session afterwards, and the full presentation is posted to our YouTube channelSign up for our newsletter to receive center updates and registration information for our speaker series here.

Dr. Robin Brewer Headshot
Nicole Ellison Headshot
CCAT Research Review
July 29, 2020
1:00-2:00 PM EST

Please join us for the CCAT Research Review, presenting:

Dr. Robin Brewer, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan – School of Information, Computer Science, and Engineering
Dr. Nicole Ellison, Karl E. Weick Collegiate Professor, University of Michigan – School of Information
Supporting People with Vision Impairments in Automated Vehicles

Underserved communities do not have the same level of access to transportation, including those with visual impairments. This can lead to a loss in opportunities for healthcare, education, and employment. This discussion is led by Assistant Professor, Robin Brewer, and Karl E. Weick Collegiate Professor of Information, Nicole Ellison.  Professors Brewer and Ellison will be discussing their recently completed project titled, “Supporting People with Vision Impairments in Automated Vehicles“. They will focus on the perceived barriers and design solutions of autonomous vehicles from the perspective of blind and low vision people. They will also examine the broader transportation ecosystem and how ridesharing services, a proxy to understanding AV use, are experienced by people with vision impairments.

Dr. Shan Bao Headshot
CCAT Research Review
June 2, 2020
2:00-3:00 PM EST

Please join us for the CCAT Research Review, presenting:

Dr. Shan Bao, Associate Professor, University of Michigan – Dearborn, Associate Research Scientist, UMTRI
Modeling Drivers’ Route Choices and Route Compliance when Interacting with An Eco-Routing Navigation System

Dr. Bao will be presenting on her CCAT project “How Vehicle Connectivity Based Eco-Routing Choices Will Impact Driver Decision-Making“.The development of advanced technologies has provided options for energy-saving route alternatives, eco-routing choices. Eco-routing is the identification of the most energy-efficient route for a vehicle to travel between two points and is offered as a way in which drivers can reduce fuel consumption and consequently reduce the carbon footprint of their journeys. This work proposes methods of assessing and modeling how vehicle connectivity based eco-routing choices impact a driver’s decision-making when provided with different sources of information. This free webinar will include a Q&A session.

Dr. Yiheng Feng Headshot
Dr. Shuo Feng Headshot
CCAT Research Review
March 24, 2020
2:00-3:00 PM EST

Please join us for the CCAT Research Review webinar, presenting:

Dr. Yiheng Feng and Dr. Shuo Feng

Safety Assessment of Highly Automated Driving Systems – A New Framework

There are three major safety assessment methods for transportation researchers: simulation, test track, and public roads. Test tracks provide a safe, cost-effective testing environment, but they typically cannot provide a level of background traffic that may be necessary for testing. Dr. Yiheng and Shuo Feng of U-M will present on a new safety assessment framework to address these limitations. First, an augmented reality testing platform is constructed to create simulated traffic within test tracks that can interact with real, automated driving systems. Second, a testing scenario library generation (TSLG) method is developed to systematically generate sets of critical scenarios under different operational design domains (ODDs). This free webinar will include a Q&A session. You can read the abstract for this project here.

CCAT Research Review
February 25, 2020
2:00-3:00 PM EST

Please join us for the CCAT Research Review webinar, presenting:

Dr. Sikai Chen and Dr. Samuel Labi

Collision avoidance framework for autonomous vehicles under crash imminent situations

The United States saw over 36,000 fatal car accidents in 2018, and many researchers work on the assumption that vehicle automation will significantly reduce this number. Others find that mixed-traffic scenarios will increase roadway crashes, possibly due to inadequate algorithms that cannot predict aggressive, human drivers. ‘Collision avoidance framework for autonomous vehicles under crash imminent situations‘, a CCAT funded project, is expected to address this issue by investigating acceleration and deceleration strategies. This crash avoidance framework will then be validated through simulation and real-world testing. This free webinar will include a Q&A session with the researchers.

Sridhar Lakshmanan
CCAT Research Review
September 6, 2019
2:00 – 3:00 PM

Please join us for the CCAT inaugural Research Review webinar, presenting:

Sridhar Lakshmanan, Ph.D

Reliable V2V Communication Networks: Applications in Fuel-Efficient Platooning

Join us as Sridhar discusses CCAT funded project “Reliable V2V Communication Networks – Applications in Fuel-Efficient Platooning“. The webinar will provide a deep dive into vehicle-to-vehicle communication in truck platooning along with determining where Dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) fails and where cellular vehicle-to-everything (CV2X) can fill in the gaps. The presentation will conclude with a Q&A session.