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Special Issue "Sensors and Sensor Fusion for Future Mobility Systems"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Intelligent Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Dominique Gruyer
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Guest Editor
1. Deputy Director of COSYS department for Automated Vehicles researches
2. Research Director, PICS-L lab, COSYS department, University Gustave Eiffel, 25 allée des Marronnier 78000 Versailles, France
Interests: automated driving; multisensor data fusion; cooperative systems; environment perception; extended perception; sensors simulation for ADAS prototyping
Dr. Olivier Orfila
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Deputy Director of the PICS-L lab, COSYS department, University Gustave Eiffel, 25 allée des Marronnier 78000 Versailles, France
Interests: automated driving; optimal path planning; ecomobility; ecoconsumption
Prof. Dr. Homayoun Najjaran
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Guest Editor
School of Engineering, University of British Colombia, Kelowna V1V1V7, BC, Canada
Interests: artificial intelligence; sensor fusion; machine learning; computer vision with applications in unmanned vehicles, robotics, and industrial automation
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Prof. Sebastien Glaser
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Guest Editor
Research ProfessorCentre for Accident Research & Road Safety – Queensland University of TechnologyLevel 4, K Block | 130 Victoria Park Road - Q 4059 | Kelvin Grove Campus | Australia
Interests: automated driving; cooperative systems; path planning; control theory; risk assessment

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the development of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for connected and automated mobility, functional safety has become a critical issue. The building of automated driving systems and applications requires four main stages: environment sensing and understanding, decision, trajectory generation, and action. However, the quality and performance of the last three stages depend on the quality of both the perception stage and the sensors. Existing sensor technologies are impaired by effects such as interferences, and weather conditions; their field of view can be obstructed, and our understanding of them can thus be misleading. Therefore, it is important to develop multisensor data fusion architectures and sensor performance monitoring systems to guarantee a robust and reliable perception in all conditions and situations. Currently, the use of sensors operating at different wavebands and having different characteristics seems to be relevant in order to address these issues.

This Special Issue will provide an overview of recent research related to the new generation of sensor technologies, sensor processing and fusion, and fusion architecture for efficient, reliable, and robust connected, smart, and future mobility system development. Indeed, prior to ensuring a high level of accuracy and safety in the deployment of connected and automated driving applications, it is necessary to guarantee a high level of information and perception quality, and to monitor the sensor and perception performances. Therefore, research contributions addressing sensor data improvement, sensor data restoration methods, sensor reliability/robustness/integrity assessment, adaptive, and innovative perception methods, AI-based fusion approaches, cooperative and connected perception, risk assessment, and safe operation methods for sensor failure detection, identification, and correction are welcome.

Dr. Dominique Gruyer
Dr. Olivier Orfila
Prof. Dr. Homayoun Najjaran
Prof. Sebastien Glaser
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • New sensors for Automated Vehicles
  • Sensor modeling
  • Sensor data fusion
  • Information processing
  • Cooperative perception
  • Fusion for connected and automated vehicles
  • Automated driving
  • Sensor fusion architecture
  • Smart sensors
  • AI-based sensor fusion

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