San Jose State University, USA
Title: Future of mobility with autonomous and connected vehicles
Biography: Fred Barez
The promise of autonomous and connected vehicles is primarily to improve the safety of the passengers and the public on the road. It is estimated that over 40,000 individuals lose their lives due to vehicle accidents. Major automotive manufacturers have invested in the range of $1 billion each to prepare for the future of mobility. Autonomous and connected vehicle technologies are being developed at a rapid pace. Even several of the ride share companies have invested their own finances or have developed joint partnership with automotive manufacturer to get a head start. The main components of such vehicles are the vehicle its, the huge number of electric and electronic devises and sensors, and the application of artificial intelligence through various forms of embedded software. The technologies are being developed across the board to improve the electrical power systems, the automotive communication CANBUS and the sophisticated telematics required for the self-driving cars. The advances and changes in the future of mobility environment are being made possible, in particular, related to sensors such as LiDAR, camera, radar, and sonar to name a few, to the vast required high speed processors, memories and software. Human Machine Interaction (HMI) must be maintained at various levels of autonomy. In this presentation, a brief overview of the autonomous and connected vehicles and its various levels of related autonomy will be presented. Various types of sensors are currently being developed to improve the self-driving autonomy of transportation environment. Challenges and ever-increasing opportunities related to future of mobility and inclusion of such technologies as autonomous and connected will be presented.