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16 - Daniel Bartz: Lessons Learned from 75 years of Automated Vehicles
The automotive press is filled with articles about Automotive RADAR, drive-by-wire, vehicle-to-vehicle communications, and self-driven vehicles. Automakers and Electronics companies are lobbying Congress to build smart highways and lawyers debate liability and who is to blame when automated vehicles go awry. These concerns could be clipped from today's paper, but they were also topical in the 1950's. After 20 years and millions of dollars of automated vehicle R&D, the auto industry was gearing up to bring the technology to market...so why didn't they?
This talk is on the 75+ years of history of automated driving, the lessons learned, and why things are different today...or not.
15 - Jeffery Greenblatt: Emissions impact of AVs
Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are conveyances to move passengers or freight without human intervention. AVs are potentially disruptive both technologically and socially1, 2, 3, with claimed benefits including increased safety, road utilization, driver productivity and energy savings1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Here we estimate 2014 and 2030 greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions and costs of autonomous taxis (ATs), a class of fully autonomous7, 8 shared AVs likely to gain rapid early market share, through three synergistic effects: (1) future decreases in electricity GHG emissions intensity, (2) smaller vehicle sizes resulting from trip-specific AT deployment, and (3) higher annual vehicle-miles travelled (VMT), increasing high-efficiency (especially battery-electric) vehicle cost-effectiveness. Combined, these factors could result in decreased US per-mile GHG emissions in 2030 per AT deployed of 87–94% below current conventionally driven vehicles (CDVs), and 63–82% below projected 2030 hybrid vehicles9, without including other energy-saving benefits of AVs. With these substantial GHG savings, ATs could enable GHG reductions even if total VMT, average speed and vehicle size increased substantially. Oil consumption would also be reduced by nearly 100%.
14 - Steve Raney: Bay Area 2025 Transport Futures
2015-03-12: Bay Area 2025 Transport Futures
What does the 2025 Bay Area transportation future hold for us? The world’s transportation innovation center now has the US’s second worst traffic congestion, after Los Angeles. Given a myriad of colliding and conflicting change vectors--robocars, robotaxi last mile systems, mobility as a service, smartphone ridesharing, low-cost robotic van transit, electric scooters, road/parking pricing, transit improvements, state climate policy, gentrification, and voter sentiment--how will everything settle out?
Bio of Steve Raney from Cities21 in Palo Alto.
Commercialization analysis for Nissan and Google self-driving cars. Ultra personal rapid transit (self-driving electric vehicle transit). First patent for "smartphone ridesharing.” Principal Investigator, US EPA’s "Transforming Office Parks into Transit Villages" study. BART’s Group Rapid Transit study. Conceived Bay Area MTC’s $33M Climate Innovations Grant Program. Proposal to cut US commuting by 23% (50M tons GHG/year) was a finalist in the Sustainable Silicon Valley competition. Three masters: business, software, and transportation from Columbia, RPI, and Berkeley. Member of two Transportation Research Board committees. 18 transport papers. Led last mile transit studies for Raleigh, Austin, San Jose Airport, Palo Alto, Pleasanton, Edina, Microsoft, and Oakland Airport.
13 - Greg Larson: Caltrans' Connected Car and Autonomous Vehicle Plans
2014-10-07 Speaker: Greg Larson, Chief, Office of Traffic Operations Research, Caltrans Division of Research, Innovation and System Information
Automated vehicles have been promised to all of us since the World’s Fair in 1939, but they have never been closer to reality than they are today. While serious research on vehicle automation has been going on nearly 30 years, Google’s recent successes have reinvigorated public interest in the topic, and the technology seems to be marching toward inevitable commercial availability. As the representative of a large transportation infrastructure owner and operator, Caltrans, Greg Larson will talk about the impacts of vehicle automation on the overall transportation system, some of the remaining societal and institutional challenges, and the importance of coupling automated vehicles with connected ones.
Greg Larson has worked for Caltrans for more than 23 years, first as a Research Engineer at the Transportation Laboratory, then as a Senior Electronics Engineer and an Engineering Manager. Before joining Caltrans, He spent eight years working for the United States Air Force as a System Engineer for electronic warfare systems. Greg is responsible for managing and overseeing the efforts of a professional technical staff performing research in the area of Intelligent Transportation Systems, with the Division of Traffic Operations and various Districts as their primary customers. He also serves as one of the AASHTO representatives on the national Connected Vehicle Deployment Coalition. Greg has a bachelor's and master's degree in EE from Cal State University, Sacramento and is licensed as a Professional Electrical Engineer in the state of California.
12 - Kyle Vogt, CEO at Cruise Automation, Inc.
As you've seen in the news, Cruise has made waves with their new after-market autonomous vehicle solution. Come hear from Kyle Vogt, the CEO of Cruise.
11 - Paul Theodosis - Autonomous cars vs. racecar drivers
You asked for technical, we're giving you technical! Come learn how Paul has researched pushing the limits of an autonomous vehicle and competing with professional drivers on a race course.