Krishna Murthy Gurumurthy

Graduate Research Assistant
University of Texas

Anticipating a World of Shared Fully-Automated Vehicles

Fully-Automated Vehicles (AVs) are no longer a distant dream. With every automotive & technology company and transportation researcher powering through AV related research, AVs will be available to the public in the near future. A new era in automotive technology dictates a new set of transportation problems to tackle and a new set of mobility choices to address. AVs, with the right adoption levels, can reduce the car ownership by almost 50%. Increased safety provided by AVs will result in crash savings up to $3,000. However, this comes at a cost. Automation implies higher vehicle miles travelled and possibly higher congestion levels on our network. This presentation by Krishna Murthy, on behalf of Dr. Kara Kockelman from UT, will focus on how Shared AVs can help alleviate these new complications and he will share results that back his claim on shared vehicle technology.

Krishna Murthy Gurumurthy is a Master's student at the University of Texas at Austin and a Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Kara Kockelman. He received his Bachelors from the National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India and has been working on transportation related research since his junior year there. At UT, he is actively pursuing research on fully-automated vehicles, running agent-based microsimulations on shared fleets of fully-automated vehicles and testing the advantages of dynamic ride-sharing. He also has a nationwide survey for TxDOT in the works.

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