Special Issue "Sensors, Wireless Connectivity and Systems for Autonomous Vehicles and Smart Mobility"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2018).
We are inviting submissions to a Special Issue of Sensors entitled Sensors, Wireless Connectivity and Systems for Driver-Assisted/Autonomous Vehicles and Smart Mobility.
As witnessed by the latest editions of Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, consumer electronics is changing the way of designing, producing and driving cars, including the human–vehicle interface (HVI), sensor systems and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications. Recent studies on the future of the automotive industry predict that the borders with ICT and the consumer industry will blur, and that vehicles will become consumer-centric. The huge market of 90-million vehicles sold worldwide per year is suited for integrated electronics and MEMS/MOEMS (micro electro/opto-electro mechanical systems) technologies. Indeed, around 80% of all innovations in new vehicles are driven by electronics and sensor technology to implement green and safe vehicles, for sustainable and smart mobility. Value in vehicles is shifting from chassis and powertrain to electronics and sensors, which will cover one-third of a car’s cost in 2025. Lots of sensing and communication components, including wireless devices at radio frequency (RF) or mm-waves, can be used on-board vehicles. However, vehicular electronics require high performance components, operating in harsh environments, and ensuring fault robustness and functional safety. Most devices have been originally developed for consumer applications, and their use for active safety or autonomous driving is not straightforward. The issue for such components is not only their cost, but rather their performance and reliability. Although, for some sensing technologies, e.g., 3D LIDAR for context-aware autonomous/assisted driving, the cost is still a bottleneck.
The particular topics of interest for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:
- Wireless transceivers based on 4G and future 5G technology for cellular-V2X connectivity
- Wireless transceivers exploiting local area networks (e.g., IEEE 802.11p) for V2X connectivity
- Latency-constrained and robust V2X networking data-link and MAC (medium access control) layer
- Inertial sensor systems (accelerometers and gyro and acquisition/processing electronics) to estimate vehicle dynamics and stability, and to improve navigation satellite systems
- Head-up display projectors and systems
- Advanced HVI with voice-, haptic- or visual-based technologies
- Detection/ranging technologies based on Radar, Lidar and/or array of cameras for context-aware autonomous/assisted driving
- Biometric sensors to monitor the driver’s attention, fatigue or his/her health status
- Algorithms and computing architecture for fusion of sensor and communication data to increase performance and robustness in harsh environments
- Algorithms and architecture for predictive diagnostic on-board vehicles
Most of the above topics are key enabling technologies also within the industry 4.0 scenario. Therefore, synergies can be found between smart vehicles and industry 4.0 application domains.
Prof. Dr. Sergio Saponara
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- Inertial sensor systems
- Radar, Lidar and imaging sensors
- Biometric sensors
- Human–vehicle interface (voice-, visual-, haptic-based)
- V2X and cellular-V2X wireless transceivers and networks
- Fault-robustness and functional safety
- Predictive diagnostic
- Autonomous vehicles and industry 4.0 applications