Equity

Equity

Automated vehicles (AVs) hold the promise to remove barriers to personal transportation, particularly for those with disabilities limiting their ability to drive. However, AVs may also harm social equity for disadvantaged groups. This dichotomy has been referred to as the “AV heaven” and “AV hell” scenarios. To avoid “AV hell”, CCAT aims to create equitable transportation, where equal and adequate access to quality, reliable, safe, and affordable transport options can be provided to all individuals regardless of their financial resources.

Research Focusing on Equity


Infusing Sustainability into Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
Principal Investigator(s):
Krishnakumar Nedunuri, Ramanitharan Kandiah, Deng Cao, & Edison Perdomo
Research Focus: Cybersecurity, Equity
Using Connected Intelligent Transportation to Enhance Vulnerable Road User Safety
Principal Investigator(s):
Sikai Chen, Sue Ahn, & David Noyce
Research Focus: Safety, Equity

A photo of a roundabout and text that reads 'Safety'. The link directs to all of CCAT's research focused on safety.
A photo of a vehicle's push to start with a diagram overlaying it and text that reads 'Cybersecurity'. The link directs to all of CCAT's research focused on cybersecurity.
A photo of a research vehicle and text that reads 'Mobility'. The link directs to all of CCAT's research focused on mobility.