American driverless test bed trials remotely operated vehicles

From more than 200 miles away, Purdue University researchers have been able to test their autonomous vehicle technology using the University of Michigan’s real-world test track in Ann Arbor, and challenge it using both real and virtual cars and pedestrians.

This first remote use of the Mcity Test Facility came 14 months after U-M announced plans to develop “Mcity 2.0” – an enhancement of the world’s first purpose-built test environment for AVs and connected vehicles and technologies…

Engineers from Purdue’s Connected Automated and Resilient Transportation Lab in the neighbouring state of Indiana are currently working on a research project that focuses on how to systematically evaluate safety and other AV performance measures. They have their own SAE Level 4 autonomous vehicle for research in West Lafayette, Indiana. For testing, they use one of the parking lots at Ross-Ade Stadium, home of the Boilermakers football team.

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