Autonomous vehicles are rapidly becoming a reality with many demonstration projects underway in the UK. Some are designed to replace existing services such as buses or delivery vehicles, others offer new services such as pods – last mile travel in areas such pedestrianised city centres, airports or university campuses. There is an expectation that AVs will be safer than vehicles operated by a human driver and therefore demonstrating an acceptable level of safety during the trialling of AVs is essential for building trust. Whilst accident causation factors such as fatigue and distraction are avoided when a vehicle is under autonomous control, how can we be sure that peripheral vision is sufficient to capture for example a child about to cross the road? This seminar showcases two current demonstration projects, Capri and Robopilot and the way in which real world evidence has been used to inform the safety case allowing public trials to take place.
All seminars are completely free to Loughborough University researchers and will take place from 12:30 to 13:30 with 30 minutes for presentation(s) and a 30 minutes networking lunch.