Stantec Generation AV - AV Safety

AV Safety

Holistic safety approach

Safety is foundational and the driving force in any AV deployment. At GenerationAV, we cover all aspects of deployment for ground vehicle applications, including sidewalk bot, low speed shuttle, personal vehicle, robotaxi, and commercial truck. Scroll down for a snapshot of critical safety activities from early planning through post-deployment. Whether you’re looking to deploy AVs in your environment or developing AV technology, you’re working toward a safe deployment. We can help you get there. 

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Planning and deployment

In the planning and deployment stages of your AV project, there are several key activities geared toward helping you deliver a safe AV experience. Each of these is necessary to help you understand your current state, gaps to fill, and readiness for AV deployment. These activities include:

  • Operational Design Domain Risk Assessment
  • AV Application Assessment
  • AV System Risk Assessment
  • AV Operational Risk Assessment
  • AV Facility Safety Assessment
  • Passenger Interactions and Safety
  • Mapping and Deployment
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

Management and operations

Safety doesn’t just happen on the ground. It must be woven throughout your organization, an integral part of how you function, and beyond. Think about every part of your community, company, and operating environment that will come into contact with or interact in some way with your AV program. Take the holistic view and you’ll start to understand what a holistic safety approach can do for you. Some of the core activities are traffic control consultants have prepared at this level include:

  • Organization and Standard Operations Process Assessment
  • Hiring Requirements, Training Methodologies, and Management Tools
  • Emergency Operations Process Assessment
  • Compliance Assessment

Monitor and evaluate

A successfully safe AV deployment doesn’t mean your work is done. In fact, in many ways it is only just begun. All the work you’ve done to assess and develop your safety readiness is now put to the test. Safety is a long game—do the right things from the start and when you start to measure your performance, you’ll be glad you did. Our mass transit consultants have activities that focus on post-deployment including:

  • Operational Feedback
  • Updates and Upgrades
  • Safety Assurance
  • Standards and Regulations
  • Lessons Learned
  • Reporting
  • Continuous Improvement