A roadmap to robotic vehicles

Friday, April 29, 2016

Scientists across the Georgia Tech campus are working on every aspect of a looming new reality: autonomous vehicles sharing the road with human drivers and revolutionizing how we travel by car.

Those researchers include the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Michael Hunter, director of the federally funded National Center for Transportation Systems Productivity and Management and the state-funded Georgia Transportation Institute.

He uses computer models to study the management and operation of our future roadways, and he has identified a few of the issues policymakers and drivers will confront when self-driving cars travel our highways and bi-ways.

Among them: how autonomous car could actually disrupt traffic flow and lead to surface-street bottlenecks.

Read about his concerns and his effort to understand the implications of autonomous vehicles in the new issue of Georgia Tech Research Horizons.