Autonomous Vehicle Technology Futures 2019
The editors of Autonomous Vehicle Technology asked top executives of vehicle technology and thought leaders on the built environment to contribute the latest thinking on the future, benefits, and challenges for vehicle autonomy, connectivity, electrification, and mobility services—as well as the broader transportation ecosystem. What follows for the next 27 pages are what’s in store for vehicle autonomy, including artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, the importance of simulation in the development and deployment process, enabling robust testing and validation, and fleet orchestration to deliver a successful autonomous mobility service. On the vehicle sensor side, we look at rethinking and demystifying LiDAR as well as Smart Cities and V2X thermal imaging. On a higher level of abstraction are connected data initiatives, 5G connectivity, and the vital role of tech development ecosystems. For electric vehicles, in-wheel motors with active suspension show promise for autonomous fleets. On the built environment side, we look at reclaiming urban spaces for people and an innovative public private partnership for forward-thinking intelligent transit.
Gil Dotan | Mark Pastor | Joseph Brancato | Aravind Ratnam | Bill Leisenring | Marshall Chapin | Chris Hoyle | Paul Doherty | Mike Walters | Ami Dotan | Anne Mellano | Danny Shapiro, Sr. | Joseph Notaro | Dr. Marc Schillgalies | Alykhan Mohamed | Bryan Wood | Uri Tamir | Shmulik Shapiro | Robert Cappel
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Gil Dotan, CEO of Guardian Optical Technologies, writes that today’s artificial intelligence technology is taking automotive safety far beyond the airbag.
Mark Pastor, Director of Product Management, Quantum, addresses the first part of the journey—the data deluge.
Joseph Brancato, Vice Chairman, Gensler, believes that autonomous vehicles and ridesharing services will enable the creation of a more human-centric urban paradigm.
Aravind Ratnam, VP of Product Management, AEye, proposes new automotive LiDAR evaluation metrics—rate, resolution, and range—adapted to meet the capabilities of today’s technology.
Marshall Chapin, President and CRO at Indigo Technologies, says that combining these two concepts into one package makes it cost-effective.
Chris Hoyle, Technical Director and Founder of simulation specialist rFpro, talks through the challenges of ensuring that consumers adopt autonomous vehicles for the long term.
Paul Doherty, Chairman and CEO of The Digit Group, discusses the innovative public private partnership Intelligent Transit plan for forward-thinking Nashville.
Mike Walters and Michael Deruytter of FLIR Systems Inc. discuss how thermal imaging combined with V2X technology can help bridge the gap in the existing sensor suite to provide for consistent connected mobility.
Ami Dotan, Karamba Security CEO, believes that, for widespread Level 4 autonomous vehicle adoption to become a reality, cybersecurity must be front and center.
Anne Mellano, Bestmile Cofounder and VP of Operations, looks at three factors that need to be considered when rolling out autonomous mobility services in ways that will provide the maximum benefit for operators, cities, and travelers.
Danny Shapiro, Senior Director of Automotive, Nvidia, believes that simulation is a vital part of the development and deployment process, enabling robust testing and validation of AV systems.
Joseph Notaro, VP of Worldwide Automotive Strategy and Business Development, ON Semiconductor, says that technology collaborations in autonomous driving are helping accelerate and prove self-driving vehicles are safe, effective, and viable.
Paul Sharman, CEO and President, First Sensor, North America, and Dr. Marc Schillgalies, Chief Technology Officer, First Sensor AG, write about the four pillars LiDAR-system suppliers should know.
Alykhan Mohamed, an urban planner at global infrastructure design firm Sasaki, looks at the evolving mindset of city planning and management related to autonomous vehicles and the built environment.
Bryan Wood of Honeywell discusses how established aerospace industry leaders and an array of exciting startups will be critical in getting the UAM and eVTOL markets off the ground.
Uri Tamir of Mobileye shows how cities can cost-effectively improve their infrastructure while enhancing safety by harnessing the data that comes from the latest advanced driver assistance systems cameras.
Shmulik Shapiro of RSIP Vision talks about how advanced driver assistance systems enhanced by AI are important stepping stones to autonomous vehicle technologies and can provide new levels of safety for drivers, passengers, and other road users.
Robert Cappel of KLA Corp. discusses how increasing needs in ADAS and AV technology and Zero Defect reliability are driving semiconductor development for automotive applications.