What is an ADS?
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), an Automated Driving System (ADS) is a vehicle capable of driving itself including steering, acceleration, and braking.
See more details about the ADS grant here on the USDOT website!
What is a pilot?
A pilot is a short-term deployment of a product to prove viability and help introduce new tools. These new tools can then be demonstrated at a controlled scale that is then scaled up for real-world solutions.
What is our project?
Our project aims to provide an ADS shuttle service for older adults and people with disabilities, helping residents get to critical locations such as doctor's appointments, grocery store, and more.
The shuttle service will be deployed in a concentrated area of Detroit with the potential to expand after the pilot concludes.
We will pilot our shuttle in a neighborhood throughout the city that is yet is be determined.
Learnings from the pilot will help us improve and expand the service throughout Detroit.
We received a federal grant to fund this innovation. Learn more about the Project Narrative.
An Opportunity for an Innovative Solution
Older adults and people with disabilities (PwD) in Detroit lack adequate transportation solutions that can increase opportunities, access, and independence.
This potential solution is proudly crafted for Detroiters by Detroiters.
Increase safety of urban transportation.
Make ADS data more accessible.
Increase collaboration among stakeholders, including residents.
Increase the mobility of older adults and people with disabilities within Detroit.