About this Research Topic
Autonomous driving cars represent a major innovation for the automotive industry, and as transportation becomes to be a necessity in our daily life and a crucial surviving ability, Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) are also expected to become an essential need for all mankind. Radars, Mono/Stereo cameras, ultrasonic sensors and many others, known as Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS), are rapidly increasing the vehicle’s automation level. Moreover, Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) communication or Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) communication, connected cars, is also playing a major role in autonomous driving and increasing safety aspects on different levels. However, as AVs cease to be a futuristic idea and starts to take shape on public roads with different automation levels, AVs has to comply with many homologation aspects, integration and validation testing that aims to make them as safe as possible. Not to forget about all ethical aspects and debates that could arise from different cultures and communities. Indeed, one can predict that AVs will play a very important role in redefining mobility as we know it today and bring with it ultimate effects on the economy and society as a whole. How different engineering and logistical approaches aim to improve AVs, research and development aspects of ADAS products and connected vehicles are all of main concern in automotive and engineering communities worldwide.
Whether directly addressing AVs or sharing new visions for ADAS products and virtual testing methods, this platform is aimed to encapsulate the realization of recent advances and innovative applications in the automotive industry, especially in Autonomous driving. A variety of theoretical and practical findings emerging from ADAS experts in virtual testing, automotive V cycle optimization, Functional Mockup Units (FMUs) and many others will be presented and discussed. Every day all over the world new theoretical experimental techniques in AVs and ADAS domains are emerging, where publishers and experts are eager to get feedback and stay update on these topics. As a result, all published work on this platform should be of interest to a broad community of engineers, domain experts, researchers and academic personnel.
Keywords: Global Traffic, New Mobility, Public Acceptance and Homologation, New ADAS Markets, ADAS Security, Self Driving Cars, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Autonomous Driving, Artificial Driving, Automotive IT structures, ADAS architecture
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