Texas CAV Task Force

What’s the difference between autonomous, automated, connected and cooperative driving?

Connected. Safety and operating information is exchanged between automated, as well as non-automated, vehicles and other traffic participants and infrastructure .

Cooperative. Single vehicles, drivers, and other participants act cooperatively within mobility areas, based upon shared information. 

Autonomous. Fully automated in some operating conditions (domain), functioning solely by use of the automated system (driving, flying, etc.) making its own decisions independently; no human input or monitoring.

Automated. For single systems — along the path toward autonomous, some or all functions are automated.

Automated traffic not only deals with the automation of single traffic participants, but with the automation of traffic as a holistic system-of-systems 

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