Special Issue "Advances in Modeling, Control and Safety of Vehicle Systems"

A special issue of Designs (ISSN 2411-9660).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Dario Vangi

Department of Industrial Engineering of Florence, Università degli Studi di Firenze, 50139 Florence, Italy
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Interests: road safety; road accident analysis; Human-Machine Interaction (HMI); intelligent vehicle; ultrasonic non destructive evaluation
Guest Editor
Dr. Kareem Abdelgawad

Heinz Nixdorf Institute, University of Paderborn, 33102 Paderborn, Germany
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Interests: modeling and simulation methods; traffic and interactive driving simulation; advanced driver assistance systems; autonomous and cooperative driving

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A multidisciplinary expertise is necessary during the research and development of future intelligent vehicle and traffic systems. Researchers and engineers from different domains collaborate to achieve rapid advances. Specifically, autonomous, connected, and cooperative vehicle systems represent an ultimate, collective product strived through the ongoing research and development efforts in this regard. These disruptive technologies create fascinating new mobility prospects and attract major attention among all key automotive players. Increasing road safety is a common result with a high priority. However, there are other reasonable aims, such as, e.g., enhancing traffic flow by optimizing driving routes and parameters, reducing fuel consumption and polluted emissions, and facilitating mobility of elderly and handicapped persons.

New development methods are introduced continuously to accelerate the effective realization of promising autonomous, connected, and cooperative vehicle functions as well as intelligent traffic management systems. For instance, the utilization of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced sensor fusion techniques is gaining more significance in this realm. However, new test and validation methods and tools must be developed correspondingly to guarantee the acceptance and safe deployment onto public roads.

This Special Issue focuses on the development approaches, as well as the test and analysis methods of future autonomous, connected, and cooperative vehicle systems. Hence, the Special Issue can be of interest to readers concerned with the recent and future advances in intelligent vehicle and traffic systems. We invite papers from the research and industry domains to address any of the following aspects.

Prof. Dr. Dario Vangi
Dr. Kareem Abdelgawad
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Development of future active and passive vehicle safety systems
  • Development and simulation of autonomous vehicle systems
  • Artificial intelligence for autonomous vehicle development
  • Machine and deep learning potential for autonomous driving
  • Research and advances in cooperative and connected vehicles
  • Design and assessment of vehicle communication technologies
  • Virtual prototyping of advanced driver assistance systems
  • Safety of use and effectiveness analysis of intelligent vehicle systems
  • Parallel and distributed simulation of vehicle systems
  • Methods of traffic control and synchronization
  • Monte Carlo simulation and statistical traffic analysis
  • New methods of vehicle control and simulation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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