Special Issue "Intelligent and Cooperative Vehicles"
A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2015)
Driverless cars are receiving more and more attention because of their potential to both significantly reduce the number of road fatalities and improve drivers’ daily lives. In spite of the relevant results achieved up until now, it is clear that there is still a long way to go before finding completely autonomous vehicles driving on public roads. Additionally, cooperation between all road agents will be crucial in the road transportation system’s near-future. Communications with vulnerable road users (i.e., pedestrians or cyclists) will play a key role in improving road safety while inter-vehicle and vehicle-infrastructure cooperation will dramatically improve traffic flow.
This Special Issue aims to cover the most recent advances in autonomous and automated vehicles, including their interaction with other vehicles, road users or infrastructure. Novel theoretical approaches or practical applications of either driverless cars or cooperative V2X systems are welcomed. Reviews and surveys of the state-of-the-art are also welcomed. Topics of interest to this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
- Intelligent navigation systems
- Vehicle location
- Cooperative maneuvers in urban environments
- Obstacle avoidance
- Pedestrian detection and tracking
- Road traffic sign detection and classification
- Autonomous parking systems
- Unmanned vehicle interaction
- Multi-sensor integration
- Driver assistance and safety systems
- Collision prediction and mitigation
- Sensor fusion
- Vehicle-to-Vehicle communication systems
- Vehicle-pedestrian-infrastructure integration
Dr. Vicente Milanés
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