Tag: David Bevly

Lawmakers learn from a hands-off approach

A committee of Alabama legislators visited Auburn University in January to learn more about the university‚Äôs research on self-driving vehicles before lawmakers considered introducing legislation governing autonomous vehicles in the state. The Alabama Legislative Committee to Study Self-Driving Vehicles, chaired by Sen. Tom Whatley, R-Auburn, heard presentations from experts in the automotive industry and academia,…




Wheels of future

Imagine a future where automobile accidents are nonexistent, saving the U.S. economy nearly $900 billion per year. Thirty-five thousand road deaths each year are prevented. Never again do we lose luminaries such as James Dean or Princess Diana to an automobile accident. It may sound like a pipe dream, but manufacturers and researchers from around…




Leading the blind

David Bevly, Albert Smith Jr. professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is leading a team of Auburn researchers to build a prototype extended mobility system that will help navigate the visually impaired to their desired locations. The team is investigating the use of cameras, inertial sensors and communications devices to track the movements of…