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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, commercial truck, and mining. 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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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
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

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 comprehensive safety approach can do for you. Some of the core activities our traffic control consultants have prepared at this level include:

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

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 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

Stantec GenerationAV™ and dRISK have partnered together to create the first operational design domain risk assessment that is based on quantitative data, which is critical to ensuring safe AV operations. Chess Stetson, the CEO of dRISK, sits down with the Wall Street Journal to discuss how mapping edge cases can help autonomous vehicles (AVs) overcome risks. 

How do AVs prove they’re safe? What kind of scenarios do you train an AV against? Despite their sophistication, AVs continue to uncover challenging traffic situations, called edge cases. The countless high-risk scenarios are individually unlikely, but together make up all the risk on the road. Which is why it’s so important to identify and understand them. GenerationAV and dRISK work to find, identify, and mitigate the risks associated with AV edge cases, helping you understand what an AV must respond to before deployment.

How Do Driverless Cars Prove They Are Safe? By Using Weird Virtual Driving Lessons – YouTube