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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






SUBJECT: Tour and Demonstration of Automated Vehicle Technologies at SwRI




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.




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.





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.





This item is for briefing purposes only.





This item is for briefing purposes only.





This item is for briefing purposes only.