An article about a “smart corridor” that is in the works for a 2.5 mile stretch of Main Street near downtown reports the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and UB researchers are about to test a 12-passenger driverless shuttle on private roads on the North Campus, with research on it incorporated into the planning and design of the Smart Corridor and Main Street project.
An article on the website of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International reports UB recently purchased a driverless Olli bus that will be operated by researchers on private or sanctioned-off roads on campus, and quotes Adel Sadek, professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering, and Chunming Qiao, SUNY Distinguished Professor and chair of computer science and engineering.
An article in Business First reports an autonomous electric bus called Olli is coming to the UB North Campus in the spring, where it will be overseen by Adel Sadek, director of UB’s Stephen Still Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics, and Chunming Qiao, chair of computer science and engineering, both in the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
An article in the Buffalo News reports Stephen Still, an engineer who credits UB with changing his life when he studied civil engineering here, has made a $4 million gift to the university in support of the Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics.
An article on Futurity reports on UB research that suggests that data from Twitter and possibly other social media platforms can be used to improve event planning, route scheduling, crowd regulations and other subway operations, and quotes Qing He, Stephen Still Assistant Professor in Transportation Engineering and Logistics.
Spectrum News reported on autonomous vehicle testing at UB’s North Campus on Tuesday. The report included commentary from New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and Chunming Qiao, SUNY Distinguished Professor and chair of UB's computer science and engineering department.
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International reports on a $1.2 million grant that UB engineers received to develop a research platform, dubbed iCave2, for driverless and connected car research.
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