Autonomous Vehicles - Communication and Co-ordination

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02 October 2017 19:00 - 21:00
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Modern vehicles are already being equipped with highly advanced ICT systems, offering assistive and even self-driving features. However, to fulfil all the promised potentials, future autonomous vehicles will have to communicate and cooperate.  Secure connectivity is the main underpinning technology that will allow Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) to transform from “autonomous systems” to “cooperative entities”. Not only is the information exchange between all the components of the system fundamental to improve the road safety and efficiency, but it also paves the way to a wide spectrum of new advanced intelligent transportation systems (ITS) applications enhancing mobility and accessibility. To enable CAV connectivity and cooperation, a new cyber-physical infrastructure will be required. This talk will demonstrate how infrastructure supervised connectivity and sensing will enhance road safety, orchestrate traffic flows and resolve contention at intersections.

A century ago the advent of the automobile with an internal combustion engine forced the creation of roads, signage and legislation, which gradually evolved to the infrastructure that we know today. Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) will completely revolutionise the road infrastructure brought about the introduction of additional complex cyber-physical layers.


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United Kingdom

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