Autonomous Vehicles – the challenges of automated driving.

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Technical lecture
14 October 2020 18:00 - 20:00
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IMechE North Eastern Automobile Division 

warmly invites you to attend our April 2019 event

Autonomous Vehicles – the challenges of automated driving.




A brief look at automated motion control featuring current and futuristic AI capabilities.

When

Wednesday 29th of April 2020 : 18:00 – 20:00
Refreshments from 18:00 hours;  Talk Starts at 18:30 hours

Where

Engineering Room E005, Department of Engineering, Durham University, Use Stockton Road Entrance and Engineering Car Park, Elvet, Durham DH1 3DS 

Speaker

Professor Tim Gordon

Professor of Vehicle Control Engineering,
University of Lincoln.

Tim Gordon is Professor of Vehicle Control Engineering at the University of Lincoln, joining from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in October 2013. Over 10 years, Tim was Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering, and headed the Engineering Research Division at UM’s Transportation Research Institute. He was formally Ford Professor at Loughborough University and has worked extensively with the automotive industry, including current projects in vehicle motion control in Sweden and China. Previously he was Chair of the ‘Automated Highway Systems’ standing committee at the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington DC.  He has 150 refereed papers published, mostly in the area of automotive control and active safety systems for road vehicles. Tim is currently President of the International Association of Vehicle System Dynamics.

Brief description

To make a fully functional self-driving car means replicating the human driving process. This includes the control, perception, reasoning and situational awareness of a human driver. Nobody has managed to do this so far, at least not to replicate enough of the essential human capabilities for safe driving in complex environments. Automated driving is easy provided there are no surprises and the boundaries of safe motion are known. Those boundaries should be predictable within an adequate time-horizon, which could be as much as 10 seconds for high speed driving. The challenges are different from robot navigation and control at low speed; a mobile robot can stop if an obstacle is detected. But a highway vehicle cannot simply stop whenever it detects an uncertain situation. And as speeds become higher the challenges become greater. In this talk, a number of scenarios for automated motion control are presented. Some can be automated today, some rely on futuristic AI capabilities.

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Cost

FREE
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Contact

Mike Lambert:-
adnortheastchair@imechenearyou.org

Amit Kumar:- adnortheastsec@imechenearyou.org

Event Organisers for the North Eastern Automobile Division

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Speaker(s)

Tim Gordon, Professor of Vehicle Control Engineering at the University of Lincoln, has worked extensively with the automotive industry, including projects in vehicle motion control. He has 150 refereed papers published, mostly in automotive control and active safety systems for road vehicles.

Address

Engineering Room E005
Higginson Engineering Building
Use Stockton Road Entrance and Engineering Car Park
Elvet
Durham
DH1 3DS
United Kingdom

Contact Details

Amit Kumar
01325 556654United Kingdom
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