|Article by Shuqing Zeng, VTS Ad Hoc Committee on Autonomous Vehicles Chair|
|The VTS Ad Hoc Committee on Autonomous Vehicles is seeking volunteers to fill positions as Vice-Chair and Members. Any current IEEE or VTS member may apply.
Selected volunteers will initiate related projects within VTS that focus on autonomous vehicles, and take other actions to enhance professional development amongst VTS members with respect to autonomous vehicles.
Two projects currently in discussion are:
About the VTS Ad Hoc Committee on Autonomous Vehicles
Recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, sensor, connected vehicle, and electrification technologies come together to get autonomous vehicles (AV) driving safely and efficiently.
However, the reported fatal accidents involving vehicles with AV systems have raised public concerns on safety of AVs. If the robustness and maturity of state-of-the-art autonomous vehicle systems is not further improved, the full potential of autonomous vehicles cannot be achieved.
The VTS Ad Hoc Committee on Autonomous Vehicles is tasked to identify unsolved problems and invite research in the technical aspects of automated driving.
The Committee considers methods and representative techniques to solve typical problems or to document successful test cases and applications. The addressed modalities of the system may range from ego self-contained vehicles to ad-hoc networked platoons, and they may be designed as multi-vehicle systems assisted by cloud computing as well as edge computing.
Key topics include (but are not limited to):
Biography—Shuqing Zeng (M’03–SM’12) received a PhD in Computer Science from Michigan State University in 2004. Since then, he has been with the General Motors Research and Development Center, where he is currently a Staff Researcher. His research interests include computer vision, sensor fusion, autonomous driving, and vehicle active-safety applications. He was a team member of Tartan Racing who won the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge. He designed the perception system of the semi-autonomous system Super Cruise, first deployed in the 2018 Cadillac CT6.