Standard J3016 Level 4 automated heavy-duty transit bus
Xcelsior AV™ uses advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) technology incorporating a distinct combination of high-performing AV technologies and sensors, including LIDAR, RADAR, and cameras, and can be integrated with battery-electric and fuel cell-electric propulsions.
LIDAR is a method for measuring distances (ranging) by illuminating the target with laser light and measuring the reflection with a sensor to make digital 3-D representations of the target.
The Xcelsior AV™ maneuvers precisely to minimize platform gaps ensuring ADA-compliant boarding and increasing accessibility for all passengers.
Using the human-machine interface, the safety attendant has full overview and command of automated operation along route, enabling the safety attendant to seamlessly switch from manual to robotic control.
SAE J3016 Level 4 is defined as high automation where the vehicle performs all driving tasks while actively monitoring the driving environment.
In future, fleets of automated buses will improve road safety and may also improve commute times, increase energy efficiency, and reduce congestion.