Advanced Technologies in Automated Driving
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2023) | Viewed by 2180
Interests: heterogeneous networking; vehicular communications; 5G; software-defined networking
Vehicles of the future will continuously communicate within a heterogeneous ecosystem, where information will be shared and processed through deterministic algorithms and artificial intelligence, to improve safety and efficiency of mobility. Multiple connectivity options, including satellite, will provide pervasive, ubiquitous, fault-tolerant, bearer-independent, network coverage. Vehicles and their passengers will use a set of different services (including entertainment) that will extend and evolve along the path toward autonomous driving, which is state-of-the-art for rails and a fascinating target for roads. Automated driving is a hot topic for researchers and a wide range of stakeholders, with many different fields of application and use cases. Enabling factors for challenging applications include reliable and accurate positioning and prioritized delivery of time-critical relevant messages in the resource-limited context of wireless communications, where network slicing and cooperative congestion control algorithms have to provide efficient radio resources management, even with a high density of vehicles. Quick and cost-effective testing and validation of systems will be facilitated by simulators and hardware/software-in-the-loop setups, and by network architectures that foster cooperation and reuse of facilities of multiple stakeholders.
We would like to encourage our colleagues to prepare original manuscripts to disseminate information about research results, ongoing projects, and new technological testbeds and achievements about cooperative and automated driving, not limited to roads, but also including rails and others.
Dr. Marco Pratesi
Prof. Dr. Alessandro Neri
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- wireless communications
- heterogeneous networks
- C-ITS and smart mobility
- machine learning
- accurate positioning
- virtual testing and validation
- hardware- and software-in-the-loop (HIL/SIL)
- autonomous driving
- cooperative driving