University at Buffalo gets federal grant to explore driverless car technology

“Traditionally, driving simulators and road testing facilities have operated independently of each other” said Chunming Qiao, professor and chairman of UB’s department of computer science and engineering, who is lead researcher on the project. “With iCAVE2, we are bridging that gap and creating a space where academia, information technology companies, automakers and other industries can evaluate and validate their products.”
UB has dubbed the research platform iCAVE2, short for Instrument for Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Evaluation and Experimentation. The university is partnering with Carnegie Mellon University, Cisco Systems and Southwest Research Institute.