Understanding the influence of the transition from no AVs to level 1 and some level 2 AVs to all AVs on the overall safety of the transportation system could be more challenging than what is expected. A comprehensive safety analysis to examine the trends in crashes, over time, in conjunction with the advancements in vehicle technology is the first step. It should be complemented with modeling and assessment to identify factors associated with level 1 and level 2 AV crash involvement when compared to non-automated (level 0) vehicles. The objective of this research is to analyze crash data and identify factors that influence or play a role in crashes involving level 1 and level 2 AVs.
Principle Investigator: Srinivas S. Pulugurtha
Funding Agency: United States Department of Transportation / San Jose State University