Autonomous and connected driving seminar: understanding safety

The Drive for All Chair is organizing a Seminar on the Autonomous Vehicle on 31 August 2016. This event is open to all and free, but registration is required.

Here is an overview of the program for this day:

  • Challenges of vehicular communications (Prof. Jean-Marie Bonnin)
  • Cooperative planning and control (Prof. Arnaud de La Fortelle)
  • Modeling and control (Philip Polack)
  • Planning (Florent Altché)
  • Tests (Guy Fayolle)

For more information : Drive for All – Programme 31 aout 2016

Registration : https://goo.gl/forms/lPEzz58J92hLKBc53

Chair’s visit at University of California, Berkeley and PATH

University of California, Berkeley campus

The Sponsors of the Chair were invited to the University of California, Berkeley and PATH during two days in Jully 2016 to formally meet the teams participating in the work of the Chair and other teams with a field of expertise useful to the Sponsors.

Beyond the review of the projects and ensuring their relevance to the challenges set by the Chair, this meeting was also intended to intensify the interactions between the Sponsors and the University of California, Berkeley and PATH laboratories.

EPFL visit

EPFL campus

The Sponsors of the Chair were invited to the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne on 18 February 2016 to formally meet the teams participating in the work of the Chair and other teams with a field of expertise useful to the Sponsors.

Beyond the review of the projects and ensuring their relevance to the challenges set by the Chair, this meeting was also intended to intensify the interactions between the Sponsors and the EPFL laboratories.

Best paper award at ITS World Congress 2015 in Bordeaux

The paper “Autonomous driving at intersections: Combining theoretical analysis with practical considerations” won a Best Paper Award at the ITS World Congress 2015 in Bordeaux.

The paper was written by Arnaud de La Fortelle (Director of the Robotics Centre and holder of the Chair Drive for All) and Xiangjun Qian (PhD student at the Robotics Centre) as part of the work on the European project Autonet 2030 and within the Chaire Drive for All.

Abstract :

The move towards automated driving is gaining impetus recently. This paper follows the approach of combining theoretical analysis with practical issues. It gives an insight of some practical problems that are encountered when running automated vehicles in real environments, using intersection crossing as a major example. The aim is not to try to be exhaustive but to show some criteria (safety, efficiency, reactivity, resilience, scalability…) for decision making in automated driving that have to be balanced before any mass deployment. In a second part we introduce mathematical tools that can help define algorithms and systems that improve current state of the art. We will also show some perspective for accommodating the hypotheses of these mathematical tools with real life constraints.

Read the paper

Best rated session award at ITS World Congress 2015 in Bordeaux

The session SIS25 on “theoretical and technical challenges for automated” won the Best rated session award at ITS World Congress 2015 in Bordeaux.

Best rated session award at ITS World Congress 2015 in Bordeaux.
Best rated session award at ITS World Congress 2015 in Bordeaux.

This session has been the opportunity to present the theoretical and technical challenges for automated driving from different perspectives. Indeed the speakers were coming from all around the world, and with an academic or industrial focus.

The session has been organised and moderated by Arnaud de La Fortelle (MINES ParisTech, Center for robotics), in collaboration the following speakers:

The Chair Drive for All was well represented during this session (PSA Peugeot Citroën, Valeo, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, University of California at Berkeley and MINES ParisTech). This award is a strong encouragement for the research carried out in the Chair Drive for All.

Summary of the session:

Automated driving research has been up to now mainly concentrated on sensor-based vehicle automation. Most current automated vehicles are therefore performing autonomous driving meaning every driving decision is taken within the vehicle. While sensor based systems have demonstrated automated driving in platooning scenarios, highly automated driver assistance or driving in unstructured environment, fully automated driving in broader contexts still requires further research and development. Much effort needs to be undertaken to achieve safety performance superior to that of a human driver, despite the inferior general cognitive capabilities of computers with respect to humans, and this is a prerequisite to creating the public acceptance and trust needed for their deployment. This session aims at providing some insight of what research labs and automotive industry have identified as the next key steps, how research handles these problems and how the results are being integrated into automotive roadmaps.

Seminar Polytechnic University of Milan

The Chair Drive for All hosted a seminar about conflict resolution for automated cars on the 1st of June 2015. The Chair had the honor to receive Alessandro Colombo and Gabriel Rodrigues De Campos from the Polytechnic University of Milan.

For more information about our speakers :

Alessandro’s website: home.deib.polimi.it/acolombo
Gabriel’s website: www.gabrieldecampos.com

MINES ParisTech announces the creation of an international research chair on automated driving, in partnership with Valeo, PSA Peugeot Citroën and Safran

On the 31st October 2014, MINES ParisTech, France’s leading academic institution by volume of contractual research, today announces the creation of an international automotive and aerospace research chair in partnership with manufacturers ValeoPSA Peugeot Citroën and Safran.

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