Category: Vehicular Technology

Nobina Technologies Wins Autonomous Driving Award

16 March, 2020 | Vehicular Technology

Article by Elisabeth Uhlemann In March 2019, during the Tech.AD conference in Berlin, Nobina Technologies’ solution for autonomous shuttles was voted First Place in the Most Advanced RealLife Testing and Simulation Techniques in the Autonomous Driving awards category. Nobina’s real-world use case about self-driving shuttles in the Swedish city of Barkarbystaden (near Stockholm) offers aRead More

Volvo Models in Europe Inform Each Other of Hazards

18 February, 2020 | Vehicular Technology

Article by Elisabeth Uhlemann Safety research conducted by Volvo shows that adjusting speeds to the actual traffic situation can radically reduce the risk of accidents. By alerting people to dangers ahead in a timely manner and allowing them to adapt with time to spare, connected safety technologies can support better driver behavior and boost trafficRead More

Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems

28 January, 2020 | Vehicular Technology

Article by Elisabeth Uhlemann In 1999, the FCC reserved 75 MHz of spectrum in the 5.9-GHz band for automakers to develop technology that allows vehicles to communicate with each other. DSRC was developed with this aim and includes V2V, vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), and vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P) communications, collectively referred to as V2X technologies. However, due to spectrumRead More

From the IEEE VTM: 6G – The Next Frontier

23 October, 2019 | Vehicular Technology

With its ability to provide a single platform enabling a variety of services, such as enhanced mobile broadband communications, virtual reality, automated driving, and the Internet of Things, 5G represents a breakthrough in the design of communication networks. Nevertheless, considering the increasing requests for new services and predicting the development of new technologies within aRead More

Emergency Vehicle Priority Systems

23 October, 2019 | Vehicular Technology

Article by Elisabeth Uhlemann Zero-Sum and Toyota InfoTechnology conducted a demonstration experiment showcasing an emergency vehicle priority system that uses an international vehicle-to-everything (V2X) standard originating from Japan based on the ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) band. This demonstration aimed at addressing and solving one of the most important challenges faced today by emergency vehicles such as ambulances:Read More

Autonomous Vehicles in Adverse Weather Conditions

6 August, 2019 | Vehicular Technology

Reviewed by Richard Yu, Associate EiC, VTS Mobile World This review is a summary of “The Impact of Adverse Weather Conditions on Autonomous Vehicles: How Rain, Snow, Fog, and Hail Affect the Performance of a Self-Driving Car” by Shizhe Zang, Ming Ding, David Smith, Paul Tyler, Thierry Rakotoarivelo, and Mohamed Ali Kaafar, published in theRead More

EU Legislation on Vehicle Safety

6 August, 2019 | Vehicular Technology

Article by Elisabeth Uhlemann In a drive to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries on EU roads, Internal Market Committee members of the European Parliament (MEPs) aim to install safety features, such as intelligent speed assistance, an advanced emergency-braking system, and an emergency stop signal, as mandatory in all new vehicles. The draft lawRead More

Co-design Optimization of Intelligent Electric Vehicles

9 July, 2019 | Vehicular Technology

Summary by Lyu Chen Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs) exhibit a multidisciplinary nature. Intelligent vehicles are a typical example of CPS which have recently gained increasing attention from academia, automotive industry, and governmental organizations. Meanwhile, electrified vehicles have been a key topic of R&D for decades, due to the fossil fuel crisis and stringent standards on vehicleRead More

Trusting Autonomous Vehicles

9 July, 2019 | Vehicular Technology

Article by Elisabeth Uhlemann Visitors at the 2019 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, were given the opportunity to teleoperate a 5G-connected T-pod, Einride’s autonomous all-electric truck, which was located at AstaZero, a test site outside Gothenburg, Sweden. The MWC in Barcelona is said to be the largest mobile event in the world, bringingRead More

Mobile Edge Computing for Vehicular Networks

11 June, 2019 | Vehicular Technology

Review by Richard Yu, Associate Editor-in-Chief To meet the requirements of real-time and mission critical applications in vehicular networks, mobile edge computing (MEC) has become an emerging ecosystem that extends the centralized cloud computing capability to the edge close to terminal devices. Although MEC can bring various benefits, such as high-efficiency use of mobile backhaulRead More

Sharp Rise in Self-Driving Vehicles Patents

7 May, 2019 | Vehicular Technology

Article by Elisabeth Uhlemann According to a study published by the European Patent Office (EPO), the number of European patent applications related to automated driving has grown 20 times faster than other technologies in recent years. The study was carried out in cooperation with the European Council for Automotive R&D. As patents are filed aheadRead More

Contactless Fare Payment on Buses, by Keolis

7 May, 2019 | Vehicular Technology

Article by Harvey Glickenstein Open payment allows users to sidestep queues at ticket machines and in stations and avoid buying a ticket from the driver, which can be more expensive. All they have to do is board the vehicles and validate their journey by holding their contactless payment card or their smartphone up against theRead More