Science Library

The SciPol Science Library provides quick, straightforward explanations of science topics that come up frequently in policy. Start here to learn more about the fundamental science underlying the latest policy developments.

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

Describes individual advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) currently available and under development that form the foundation for autonomous vehicle technology.

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Artificial Intelligence for Automated Vehicles

Summarizes the key software and hardware required to operate an automated vehicle.

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Autonomous Planning and Decision Making

Describes the methods used by autonomous driving systems to make and execute navigation decisions based on sensor data.

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Autonomous Vehicle Data Generation and Sharing

Summarizes the sources and uses of data related to autonomous driving.

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Brain-Computer Interface based Neuro-prosthetics

Augments physical and cognitive human abilities by linking brain activity to external devices. 

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Connected Cars

Provides an overview of systems that allow vehicles to communicate with infrastructure and other road users.

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CRISPR-Cas9 and Genome Editing

Facilitates precise, inexpensive, and easily programmable editing of genomic DNA.

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Human Machine Interface Issues for Autonomous Vehicles

Summarizes key designs and challenges for autonomous vehicle human machine interfaces. 

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Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT)

Assesses concussions by providing pre- and post-head injury evaluations and informs return-to-play readiness. 

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Levels of Vehicle Automation

Levels of vehicle automation established by SAE.

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Sensors for Automated Vehicles

Describes the key sensor technologies used by automated vehicles for navigation.

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Unmanned Aerial Systems Traffic Management

The integrated network of sensors, user interfaces, and decision-making programs to ensure the safe and efficient operation of unmanned aerial systems.

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