Electrification, automation and connectivity are an important step on the road to future mobility eliminating accidents, traffic jams and pollution while transporting passengers and freight in a safe, efficient, stress-free and comfortable way. In conjunction with increasing performance of collection, transfer and processing of information vehicle functions assuming increasing parts of the driving task can be developed. Thus the driver will receive support and relief in either overburdened or insufficiently challenged situations. To start with, we may expect automated driving functions for not very complex traffic situations (i.e. driving on highways and in traffic queues) or traffic situations with low velocity (i.e. parking). In this sense this talk will give an overview of significant action fields.
“With the increasing need to reduce time and cost of vehicle development there is increasing advantage in simulating mathematically the dynamic interaction of driver and vehicle. The larger design space arising from the introduction of active steering technology further increases the potential advantage. In this presentation, progress in understanding and simulating human steering control will be reviewed. Particular attention will be given to the perception, cognition and action aspects. Despite progress in recent years, much remains to be understood. Activity in the fields of psychology, human factors, neuroscience, and machine learning will be considered for potential to further our understanding, particularly in relation to subjective responses and to shared control.”
“In this talk we will review some recent developments regarding cooperative and autonomous driving. Particularly, focus will be placed on control aspects in longitudinal driving -often rephrased as cooperative adaptive cruise control (C-ACC)- and cooperative steering, and most important the combination of both. Clearly, for cooperative and autonomous driving the sensors to be used are important, automatically leading to issues regarding accuracy, sensor-delay, sensor fusion etc., all of them relevant in closing the control loop. Various results will be shown in simulations and experiments. It is foreseen that some of the main outcomes of the Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge 2016 (GCDC 2016) will be highlighted during the presentation.”