How do you teach machines to deal with the chaotic, grubby humanity of our roads, where the rules bend so easily? And how do you do it fast enough to meet the deadlines of the companies that have pledged to commercialize this technology in the next five years or less?
The Japanese government initiated a research project on automated driving systems under Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP). Details of the research plan were unveiled during the program and workshop.
Access and download resources and documents from the 2014 and 2015 Automated Vehicles Symposium.
Road Markings for Machine Vision
The objective of the research is to develop information on the performance characteristics of pavement markings that affect the ability of machine vision systems to recognize them.
Impacts of Connected Vehicles and Automated Vehicles on State and Local Transportation Agencies
The objectives of this project are to (1) identify critical issues associated with connected vehicles and automated vehicles that state and local transportation agencies and AASHTO will face, (2) conduct research to address those issues, and (3) conduct related technology transfer and information exchange activities.
Multiple companies say they are forming a coalition to push for federal action to help speed self-driving cars to market.