VEMI Lab research on autonomous vehicles featured by BDN

Bangor Daily News featured the role of the University of Maine VEMI Lab in researching to further integrate human needs into autonomous vehicle technology. Richard Corey, director of the lab, said a lot of their research is based on the idea that the technology and safety improvements associated with autonomous vehicles are great, but are developed without a sense of what a real human might need. VEMI’s Autonomous Vehicle Research group is focused on applications in rural communities, which make up a majority of Maine, for users with limited to no vision and with limited mobility, such as older adults.