Technology Features & Specifications
The technology comprises software algorithms for execution of common traffic scenarios (platooning, merging, crossing, etc.), automatically and cooperatively.
In order to obtain a generic solution, scenarios are decomposed into maneuvers as depicted in figure 3. The maneuvers are executed by a set of high-level controllers, a.k.a. agents. In order to execute a specific scenario, a well-defined interaction protocol is required.
The interaction protocol is characterized by 1) a sequence of maneuvers to execute a scenario, 2) a corresponding event sequence to trigger specific maneuvers, implemented by wireless communications to inform vehicles that are engaged in the scenario execution. Figure 4 shows the implementation of the merging scenario and corresponding interaction protocol.
Two scenarios have been developed, implemented and successfully demonstrated during the Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge (GCDC) 2016. More information can be found: http://www.gcdc.net/en.
Autonomous vehicles for last mile transporation at
- Large industrial plants
- Large shopping malls
- University Campuses
Market Trends and Opportunities
There is a growing demand for last mile solutions.
- Increased traffic flow, e.g. less waiting time for traffic lights
- Increased level of safety
- Higher level of environmental protection
- More comfortable travel experience