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Feb 7, 2020

BGSF Looks at Solutions for Transport-Challenged Populations

Project Scenario:

In collaboration with the City of Memphis, in March the University of Memphis submitted a proposal for the development of an AV demo that will take automation from sensory data-driven decisions to infrastructure-assisted autonomous driving.  Vehicles acquire and transmit vehicular and pedestrian information beyond sensor range, enhancing collision avoidance and route adjustment.  By leveraging existing routes and pathways, service capacity for transport-challenged elder and disabled communities expands while data transmission enhances infrastructural capability.

Project Outcome:

  • The goal is to enhance the safety of small, low-cost autonomous vehicles to boost mobility of transportation-challenged citizens such as the elderly and disabled.
    • Enables their continued participation in their communities,
    • Reduces their dependence on family or society,
    • Helps them overcome daily life difficulties in reaching important destinations, such as medical appointments.