Safety

Safety

Safety is and always will be the top priority of CAV technologies. Despite significant advancements in technology over the past two decades, it is widely acknowledged that autonomous vehicles (AVs) still have a safety performance that falls considerably short of that exhibited by the average human driver. CCAT focuses its safety-based research from three distinct perspectives. First, the development and demonstration of safety validation methodologies for AVs, encompassing both functional safety testing and behavioral safety testing. Secondly, the expeditious deployment of V2X (vehicle-to-everything) technology, taking into account the FCC Ruling that designates 30MHz of safety spectrum for transportation applications. This is particularly crucial in the realm of safeguarding vulnerable road users (VRUs). Lastly, the development and demonstration of CAV deployment in the Midwest, which entails navigating winter driving conditions in urban areas and year-round driving in rural regions.

Research Focusing on Safety


Autonomous Vehicle Challenges for the US Rural Midwest
Principal Investigator(s):
Rajesh Rajamani
Research Focus: Safety, Mobility, Equity
Driving Simulation Insights for High-Speed AV Operations and Human-Machine Interactions
Principal Investigator(s):
Samuel Labi & Kumares Sinha
Research Focus: Safety
Hardening the CAV Ecosystem to Reduce Cybersecurity Risks – Year One
Principal Investigator(s):
Zhi-Li Zhang, Z. Morley Mao, & Yiheng Feng
Research Focus: Cybersecurity, Safety
Smart Construction Work-Zone Safety with ADAS and Passive Road Sensing
Principal Investigator(s):
Jeffery Roesler
Research Focus: Safety
Using Connected Intelligent Transportation to Enhance Vulnerable Road User Safety
Principal Investigator(s):
Sikai Chen, Sue Ahn, & David Noyce
Research Focus: Safety, Equity

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