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The Autonomous People Mover (APM) is an electric self driving golf cart capable of autonomously driving you between various locations without a driver. You can see your current location and choose a destination location on a digital map of campus. Using sophisticated sensors and computer algorithms, the APM can plan and follow a path while safely avoiding obstacles and pedestrians.
The APM was conceived as a vehicle for use in transporting people across the campus of a large academic institution in the northeastern United States. Once complete, the APM will be summoned via a text message, after which it would drive itself to the customer’s location, pick them up, and determine a destination using voice recognition. The APM would then plan and traverse a path to the requested destination while maintaining the safety of passengers and bystanders. Ultimately, the purpose of the APM is twofold: to provide accessibility to campus goers, and to act as a platform for research and refinement of autonomous vehicle technologies.
From left to right: William Fanelli (above), Jian Hong Wu (below), Giovanni Sabato, Ryan Trumpore, Abraham Long
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- Alex Avery, D3 Engineering
- Michael Blachowicz, Faculty Guide
- John Kaemmerlen, Financial Support