Research on the Berkeley Autonomous Car Recognized by the US Secretary of Transportation

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

 

ME Professors Francesco Borrelli and Karl Hedrick, ME Ph.D. student Ashwin Carvalho, and Associate Director for Self-Driving Vehicle Development, Chan Kyu Lee, were in attendance for the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) announcement of a new policy on Automated Vehicle Development. The group was invited by Anthony Foxx, the DOT’s Secretary of Transportation, to take part in the events held on September 19th and 20th in Washington, D.C.  Secretary Foxx recognized the top teams in the US during his speech (which can be viewed here), including the group’s autonomous car.


For further reading on the DOT’s new policy, please see the following links:
https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/us-department-transportatio...
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/20/technology/self-driving-cars-guideline...
http://www.theverge.com/2016/9/19/12981448/self-driving-car-guidelines-o...