What is an Automated Vehicle (AV)?

AVs are vehicles that have one or more of the primary driving controls (steering, acceleration, braking) that are automated for a sustained period of time.  

Levels of automation range from no automation of driving controls (Level 0), through automated features that assist the human with the driving task, to highly (Level 4) and fully (Level 5) automated vehicles. The Intellibus and Intellicar are classed as Level 4 vehicles.


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Image source: The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) levels of automation.

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