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Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Sensors in Smart City Transportation and Logistics

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Intelligent Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 4416

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Department of Logistics Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China
Interests: body area networks; internet of things; logistics
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School of Engineering, College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
Interests: aerospace systems; aviation technology; logistics; transport engineering
Institute of Logistics Science and Engineering, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai 201306, China
Interests: Internet of Things; wireless sensor networks; unmanned systems; swarm intelligence; network reliability; network modeling
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School of Modern Post, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China
Interests: operational research optimization; logistics optimization; aviation logistics optimization; intelligent optimization algorithm; heuristic algorithm; particle swarm optimization algorithm; cultural gene algorithm; scheduling optimization; logistics system modeling and simulation; logistics location optimization; smart logistics; logistics and supply chain management; Internet of Things and logistics informatization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The emergence of ChatGPT-like products has sparked discussions on AI development and applications, including in intelligent transportation and logistics in urban areas. Examples include unmanned driving, contactless delivery, intelligent warehousing, and touchless passage. New sensors and their combinations play a significant role, and these developments have demonstrated powerful resolution during the COVID-19 pandemic and high potential in an aging society.

This Special Issue, therefore, aims to put together original research and review articles on recent advances, technologies, solutions, applications, and new challenges in the field of AI and sensors in smart city transportation and logistics.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • AI and sensors for autonomous systems;
  • Sensor-based artificial intelligence in smart city transportation and logistics;
  • AI-based sensing in smart city transportation and logistics;
  • IoT in smart city transportation and logistics;
  • Eye tracking and neurophysiological technology;
  • Autonomous transport and logistic systems on airports;
  • V2X for smart transportation; 
  • Smart multimodal transportation;
  • Smart harbor;
  • Smart warehouse.

Prof. Dr. Wenfeng Li
Prof. Dr. Gabriel Lodewijks
Dr. Xiuwen Fu
Dr. Yulian Cao
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Optimal Control for a Superconducting Hybrid MagLev Transport System with Multirate Multisensors in a Smart Factory
by Changhyun Kim
Sensors 2024, 24(2), 671; https://doi.org/10.3390/s24020671 - 21 Jan 2024
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Recently, magnetic levitation systems have been applied and studied in various industrial fields. In particular, in-tracktype magnetic levitation conveyor systems are actively studied since they can effectively minimize electromagnetic effects in processes that require a highly clean environment. In this type of system, [...] Read more.
Recently, magnetic levitation systems have been applied and studied in various industrial fields. In particular, in-tracktype magnetic levitation conveyor systems are actively studied since they can effectively minimize electromagnetic effects in processes that require a highly clean environment. In this type of system, diverse and multiple sensors are structurally required so that the control performance of an integrated system is primarily governed by the slowest measuring sensor. This paper proposes a multisensor fusion compensator to integrate the outputs obtained from various sensors into one output with the single fastest time rate. Since the state of the system is estimated at a fast time rate, the optimal controller also guarantees fast performance and stability. The computation of electromagnetic fields and the control performance of the considered superconducting hybrid system were analyzed using a computer simulation based on finite element methods. Full article
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CNN-Based Vehicle Bottom Face Quadrilateral Detection Using Surveillance Cameras for Intelligent Transportation Systems
by Gahyun Kim, Ho Gi Jung and Jae Kyu Suhr
Sensors 2023, 23(15), 6688; https://doi.org/10.3390/s23156688 - 26 Jul 2023
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In intelligent transportation systems, it is essential to estimate the vehicle position accurately. To this end, it is preferred to detect vehicles as a bottom face quadrilateral (BFQ) rather than an axis-aligned bounding box. Although there have been some methods for detecting the [...] Read more.
In intelligent transportation systems, it is essential to estimate the vehicle position accurately. To this end, it is preferred to detect vehicles as a bottom face quadrilateral (BFQ) rather than an axis-aligned bounding box. Although there have been some methods for detecting the vehicle BFQ using vehicle-mounted cameras, few studies have been conducted using surveillance cameras. Therefore, this paper conducts a comparative study on various approaches for detecting the vehicle BFQ in surveillance camera environments. Three approaches were selected for comparison, including corner-based, position/size/angle-based, and line-based. For comparison, this paper suggests a way to implement the vehicle BFQ detectors by simply adding extra heads to one of the most widely used real-time object detectors, YOLO. In experiments, it was shown that the vehicle BFQ can be adequately detected by using the suggested implementation, and the three approaches were quantitatively evaluated, compared, and analyzed. Full article
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Understanding the Role of Sensor Optimisation in Complex Systems
by Burak Suslu, Fakhre Ali and Ian K. Jennions
Sensors 2023, 23(18), 7819; https://doi.org/10.3390/s23187819 - 12 Sep 2023
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Complex systems involve monitoring, assessing, and predicting the health of various systems within an integrated vehicle health management (IVHM) system or a larger system. Health management applications rely on sensors that generate useful information about the health condition of the assets; thus, optimising [...] Read more.
Complex systems involve monitoring, assessing, and predicting the health of various systems within an integrated vehicle health management (IVHM) system or a larger system. Health management applications rely on sensors that generate useful information about the health condition of the assets; thus, optimising the sensor network quality while considering specific constraints is the first step in assessing the condition of assets. The optimisation problem in sensor networks involves considering trade-offs between different performance metrics. This review paper provides a comprehensive guideline for practitioners in the field of sensor optimisation for complex systems. It introduces versatile multi-perspective cost functions for different aspects of sensor optimisation, including selection, placement, data processing and operation. A taxonomy and concept map of the field are defined as valuable navigation tools in this vast field. Optimisation techniques and quantification approaches of the cost functions are discussed, emphasising their adaptability to tailor to specific application requirements. As a pioneering contribution, all the relevant literature is gathered and classified here to further improve the understanding of optimal sensor networks from an information-gain perspective. Full article
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