Category: Vehicular Technology

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, Einrideā€™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

Safety of Autonomous Vehicles Is Business-Model-Agnostic

8 April, 2019 | Vehicular Technology

Article by Elisabeth Uhlemann Verifying the performance and correctness of a smart factory is difficult. This is because it is more complicated to verify the functionality of a distributed system than it is to verify a centralized system. Verifying a distributed heterogeneous system such as a factory is even worse. Now imagine that the distributedRead More

4G/5G Spectrum Sharing: Efficient 5G Deployment to Serve Enhanced Mobile Broadband and Internet of Things Applications

12 February, 2019 | Publications, Vehicular Technology

Reviewed by Richard Yu, Associate EiC, VTS Mobile World The fifth-generation (5G) has been developed for supporting diverse services, such as enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), massive machine-type communication (mMTC) and ultrareliable lowlatency communication (URLLC). The latter two constitute Internet of Things (IoT) enablers. The new spectrum released for 5G deployments are primarily above 3 GHzRead More

Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)

18 December, 2018 | Vehicular Technology

Article by Elisabeth Uhlemann A cloud-based service, Connected Safety, will allow Volvo trucks and Volvo cars to automatically alert each other to hazardous traffic situations. The two independent vehicle manufacturers are allowing their respective vehicles to share real-time traffic hazard information via their clouds. When a driver switches on the hazard warning lights, the vehicleRead More

Toward Autonomous Vehicles

5 November, 2018 | Vehicular Technology

Article by Elisabeth Uhlemann The Japanese government aims to compile guidelines, address legal issues, and set up new safety regulations for autonomous vehicles to speed up deployment of self-driving cars in time for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. To do this, the liability in the event of an accident involving an autonomous car must beRead More

Time for Autonomous Vehicles to Connect

7 October, 2018 | Vehicular Technology

Article by Elisabeth Uhlemann Autonomous vehicles should be connected. Autonomous vehicles may be combining data from cameras, onboard sensors, and lidars, they may be intelligent, learning, and adapting to each situation; but, if they are not connected, then they are not very smart. Active safety functions have been taken about as far as they canRead More