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dc.contributor.authorSivak, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchoettle, Brandonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-21T20:11:33Z
dc.date.availableNO_RESTRICTIONen_US
dc.date.available2015-05-21T20:11:33Z
dc.date.issued2015-01
dc.identifier103187en_US
dc.identifier.otherUMTRI-2015-2en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/111735
dc.description.abstractSelf-driving vehicles are expected to improve road safety, improve the mobility of those who currently cannot use conventional vehicles, and reduce emissions. In this white paper we discuss issues related to road safety with self-driving vehicles. Safety is addressed from the following four perspectives: (1) Can self-driving vehicles compensate for contributions to crash causation by other traffic participants, as well as vehicular, roadway, and environmental factors? (2) Can all relevant inputs for computational decisions be supplied to a self-driving vehicle? (3) Can computational speed, constant vigilance, and lack of distractibility of self-driving vehicles make predictive knowledge of an experienced driver irrelevant? (4) How would road safety be influenced during the expected long transition period during which conventional and self-driving vehicles would need to interact on the road? The presented arguments support the following conclusions: (1) The expectation of zero fatalities with self-driving vehicles is not realistic. (2) It is not a foregone conclusion that a self-driving vehicle would ever perform more safely than an experienced, middle-aged driver. (3) During the transition period when conventional and self-driving vehicles would share the road, safety might actually worsen, at least for the conventional vehicles.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSustainable Worldwide Transportationen_US
dc.format.extent11en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Transportation Research Instituteen_US
dc.subject.otherIntelligent vehiclesen_US
dc.subject.otherCrash causesen_US
dc.titleRoad safety with self-driving vehicles: general limitations and road sharing with conventional vehiclesen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelTransportation
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelEngineering
dc.description.bitstreamurlhttp://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/111735/1/103187.pdf
dc.description.filedescriptionDescription of 103187.pdf : Final report
dc.owningcollnameTransportation Research Institute (UMTRI)


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