Towards a cooperating autonomous car

Paulo Sousa and Paulo VerĂ­ssimo



The car of the future will be equipped with a large number of sensors, ranging from position and speed sensors to sensors indicating the presence of obstacles or indicating the road and weather conditions. All these sensors will be used by the car to perceive the reality and actuate according to it (e.g. braking, deviating from obstacles, horning). Furthermore, cars will communicate with other cars or entities in its proximity, over a wireless link, to achieve cooperation and coordination in certain occasions. This paper describes the main challenges in engineering a cooperating autonomous car (we will refer to it as a CoopACar), presents possible approaches to the problem, and briefly describes a Cooperating Cars Simulator we are currently developing.



author = "Sousa, P. and Ver\'{\i}ssimo, P.",
title = "Towards a cooperating autonomous car",
booktitle = "Proceedings of the 7th CaberNet Radicals Workshop",
year = "2002",
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address = "Bertinoro, Italy",
month = oct

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