'Connected and Autonomous Vehicles' is the hottest topic in the automotive industry. Use cases range from fully driverless cars, to using information from neighbouring vehicles and infrastructure to enhance Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). But the question that the industry is puzzling over is: what communication technologies should be used to provide connectivity between nearby vehicles and infrastructure?
The European Commission, US, Chinese and Korean governments have led the investment in research projects to develop an optimised communication technology: the ETSI G5 (WAVE or DSRC in the USA) standard. This has been developed but not yet deployed commercially, and it risks being overtaken by the faster evolution of cellular technology using LTE and 5G. The CW Automotive & Transport Group proposes to address this question by considering:
- What are the key use cases that will justify the investment in the connected vehicle technology?
- What are the requirements placed on the communications systems: latency tolerance, geographical coverage, data volumes etc?
- What standards are available (or coming soon!) to satisfy these requirements, singly or perhaps in combination?
- In terms of business models, what are the practical considerations (costs, planning, accessibility etc) for the introduction of this technology such that pay-back can be delivered in a realistic timescale?
- Is it possible to define the most appropriate way forward for all to adopt the same approach, or will the winner be determined via competition?
This event is kindly hosted by HORIBA MIRA, at their Technology Park, Nuneaton. They are also providing delegates with two demo's as part of the event expereince;
The Network Guided Vehicle (NGV) is a highly automated vehicle designed to support research and demonstration of CAV technologies. It is part of a Vehicle-in-the-Loop (ViL) simulation platform through which it can interact with simulated environment including other connected vehicles. In the demonstration we show the vehicle navigating the City Circuit test facility in an automated manner and interacting with other simulated vehicles. We demonstrate cooperative merging and platooning behaviour including emergency stop of the cooperative platoon.
Cooperative Robots demo:
We demonstrate the Vehicle-in-the-Loop (ViL) CAV simulation platform using a collection of small robots interacting in real time with a fleet of simulated vehicles. Demonstrated scenarios include cooperative platooning, merging, unmerging and intersection priority control for CAV. The demonstration includes an overview of how will this platform be used by HORIBA MIRA to provide a range of CAV development, testing and validation services to our customers.
Starting at 10:30pm, this FREE event will provide delegates with ample opportunities to network with fellow delegates and speakers to explore the themes of this event.
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