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A driverless vehicle demonstration on motorways and in urban environments
Year:2015

Research Areas
  • Automatic

Information
Abstract
The constant growth of the number of vehicles in today's world demands improvements in the safety and efficiency of roads and road use. This can be in part satisfied by the implementation of autonomous driving systems because of their greater precision than human drivers in controlling a vehicle. As result, the capacity of the roads would be increased by reducing the spacing between vehicles. Moreover, greener driving modes could be applied so that the fuel consumption, and therefore carbon emissions, would be reduced. This paper presents the results obtained by the AUTOPIA program during a public demonstration performed in June 2012. This driverless experiment consisted of a 100-kilometre route around Madrid (Spain), including both urban and motorway environments. A first vehicle ? acting as leader and manually driven ? transmitted its relevant information ? i.e., position and speed ? through an 802.11p communication link to a second vehicle, which tracked the leader's trajectory and speed while maintaining a safe distance. The results were encouraging, and showed the viability of the AUTOPIA approach.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Transport
ISBN
1648-4142
Impact factor JCR
1,081
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2012
Volume
30
10.3846/16484142.2014.1003406
Journal number
3
From page
253
To page
263
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Jorge Luis Godoy Madrid UPM
  • Autor: Joshué Pérez IMARA team at INRIA Research Center, Paris, France
  • Autor: Enrique Onieva University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
  • Autor: Vicente Milanés IMARA team at INRIA Research Center, Paris, France
  • Autor: Jorge Villagrá Serrano UPM
  • Autor: Rodolfo Elías Haber Guerra UPM

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Automática y Robótica (CAR). Centro Mixto UPM-CSIC