To conduct performance and maintenance research for add-on sensors that support various levels of automation in CMVs.
Automated CMVs, currently still in the implementation and testing process, require additional sensors to “observe” their driving environment. Many of these sensors (radar, light detection and ranging [LIDAR], cameras, etc.) are mounted on the exterior of the vehicle. These sensors must be calibrated and maintained such that they...
Research and Testing to Accelerate the Adoption of Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) Systems in Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs)
To determine the technical and market barriers to nationwide adoption of AEB systems and to recommend measures to overcome those barriers in order to accelerate adoption of AEB on commercial vehicles (in all segments) weighing more than 10,000 pounds. The ultimate goal is to develop a strategic plan for obtaining voluntary commitments from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to install AEBs on 90 percent or more of...