Autonomous Vehicles Now And Later

Society is headed toward more driverless cars self-driving cars shared cars connected fleets and all kinds of autonomous vehicles AVs How will engineers of tomorrow deal with this technology Dr Kara Kockelman Professor of Civil Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin talks about her research in this area and current advances in the field She discusses driver psychology effects of AVs on the environment the importance of statistics and computer science in her work the difference between cars in Texas and California and much more Related to this episode Dr Kara Kockelman s work http www caee utexas edu prof kockelman Transportation Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin http www caee utexas edu transportation Article on missing sidewalks in Austin Texas from Austin Monthly http www austinmonthly com AM December-2017 Want-to-Make-Austin-a-City-for-Everybody-Add-Sidewalks Example study of drivers plans for self-driving vehicles http www caee utexas edu prof kockelman public html TRB18surveyFleetEvolution pdf Some useful terms SAEV shared autonomous electric vehicle which is different from driverless vehicles and self-driving vehicles Google Waymo self-driving car project https www google com selfdrivingcar Texas DOT Department of Transportation Article on a 2017 Texas law allowing autonomous vehicles on roads from The Texas Tribune https www texastribune org 2017 06 15 lawmakers-clear-way-driverless-cars-texas-roads-and-highways GPS global positioning system Article on GPS in autonomous cars from The New York Times https www nytimes com 2017 03 02 automobiles wheels self-driving-cars-gps-maps html LIDAR light detection and ranging sensors Article on lidar in Toyota cars from WIRED https www wired com story toyota-luminar-lidar-self-driving-car Article on Uber self-driving car goals from TechCrunch https techcrunch com 2018 01 23 uber-ceo-hopes-to-have-self-driving-cars-in-service-in-18-months DRS – Dynamic Ride Sharing or shared autonomous vehicles not car-sharing Example research article on DRS from Dr Kockelman http www caee utexas edu prof kockelman public html TRB18OrlandoDRS pdf Follow the show on Twitter https twitter com k12engineering Follow Pius on Twitter https twitter com PiusWong You can support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon https www patreon com pioslabs You can also send one-time contributions by buying us coffee https ko-fi com pioslabs Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor used under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com Click here to visit this podcast episode