SAE International announces self-driving car demonstration

SAE International is inviting the public for ride in a self-driving vehicle from Perrone Robotics at Babcock Ranch. The event will be held for three days beginning Dec. 12, with partnership from Florida State Senator Jeff Brandes, Florida Chamber of Commerce, Velodyne, Lime, AAA and Transdev.

This second “SAE Demo Day” is an opportunity for the public to experience self-driving technology and share their feedback about the experience. SAE International seeks to understand the public’s perception toward self-driving technology through this event. Riders will be asked questions before, during and after the ride about their experience and their comfort level with autonomous vehicles. The information gathered will allow SAE International to identify areas to improve public education and understanding of self-driving vehicles.

In addition to the self-driving demonstration, SAE International will unveil an updated visual chart for its Levels of Automation standard, “J3016: Taxonomy and Definitions for Terms Related to Driving Automation Systems for On-Road Motor Vehicles.” J3016 provides and defines the six levels of driving automation, from no automation to full automation. Consistent with industry practices, the standard helps to eliminate confusion by providing clarity and is frequently cited and referred to by industry and media. It was adopted by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) for use in its “Federal Automated Vehicles Policy.”

Source: Press Release


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