Autonomous car tech from FAU can mimic driving styles of passengers

The idea of a self-driving car can be intimidating to people who question what their experience as a passenger would be like in an autonomous vehicle.

So what if the passenger could choose exactly how their vehicle would behave?

That’s the idea behind new self-driving car technology coming out of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. The tech, which uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to mimic driving behavior, just earned its second patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Inventor Mehrdad Nojoumian, a professor at the college’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, said enabling a car to learn and imitate the driving style of the vehicle owner or another driver can help passengers feel more comfortable with the prospect of traveling in an autonomous vehicle.