Research Associate of CoE-UT participated in Future Transport Visions Group competition
Wed, June 09, 2021 Research
Ramit Raunak, Research Associate, Center of Excellence in Urban Transport has completed a research project as part of the Future Transport Visions Group competition. Ramit worked on the project with Lawrence Penn and Emma Leworthy, WSP, London. The project was on the Road Scoring Index of Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV). Through this project, the team assessed the readiness of the road network for CAVs by assessing the quality of physical and digital infrastructure. This project has demonstrated a methodology to assess the suitability of road infrastructure across an area of western Leeds, UK for safe CAV navigation.
The analysis has been undertaken by taking a detailed look into how CAVs navigate and their unique requirements of the physical and digital road environment. A total of 11 separate parameters were developed, each looking at a unique aspect of CAV navigation and graded in terms of quality against ideal standards. These standards were developed by assessing the art-of-the-possible within the connected and autonomous mobility sector currently, and in the next 5 to 10 years.