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File #: 19-6452   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Innovation and Technology Committee
On agenda: 8/26/2019
Posting Language: Tour and Demonstration of Automated Vehicle Technologies at SwRI [Mike Brown, Institute Engineer; Jerry Towler, Senior Research Engineer]
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DEPARTMENT: Office of Innovation

 

 

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Brian Dillard, Chief Innovation Officer

 

 

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City-Wide

 

 

SUBJECT: Tour and Demonstration of Automated Vehicle Technologies at SwRI

 

 

SUMMARY:

The purpose of this item is to provide the Innovation and Technology Committee with an overview and demonstration of Automated Vehicle Technologies developed by SwRI.

 

 

BACKGROUND:

Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®) is a leading provider of technologies for both commercial and military automated vehicles. Capabilities in research and development, as well as testing and standards, include:

                     Localization solutions that allow automated vehicles to maintain their position on roadways.

                     Precision following technologies enabling unmanned vehicles to react to traffic using visual and physical sensing data.

                     Low-speed automated shuttles for use in campus settings, such as golf courses and amusement parks.

                     Automated trailer spotting to help move freight at distribution centers and container terminals.

                     A Connected Vehicle Affiliated Testbed supported by the USDOT’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration, to support public and private sector research, testing and demonstrations of innovative, next-generation intelligent transportation technologies.

 

 

ISSUE:

 

This tour provided by Mike Brown, Institute Engineer and Jerry Towler, Senior Research Engineer at SwRI will showcase the potential of Autonomous Vehicles (AV) as an emerging mobility technology.

 

 

ALTERNATIVES:

 

This item is for briefing purposes only.

 

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

 

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RECOMMENDATIONS:

 

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