Autonomous driving

Richard Matthaei, Andreas Reschka, Jens Rieken, Frank Dierkes, Simon Ulbrich, Thomas Winkle, Markus Maurer

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In this chapter, a survey of the current state of research on autonomous driving is given and is set in the context of the requirements of an autonomous vehicle following the vision of an automated taxi. The overview is based on (scientific) publications and self-reports of the developing teams. Aspects of interest for this summary are approaches on environmental perception, self-perception, mission accomplishment, localization, cooperation, map usage, and functional safety. Typically, emphasis is given to reliance on global satellite systems (e.g., GPS) and map data. Only a few approaches focus on environmental perception and scene understanding. Even though impressive demonstrations of autonomous driving have been presented in recent decades, this overview concludes that many aspects still remain only partially solved or even unsolved, especially when driving autonomously in public road traffic.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Driver Assistance Systems
Subtitle of host publicationBasic Information, Components and Systems for Active Safety and Comfort
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages38
ISBN (Electronic)9783319123523
ISBN (Print)9783319123516
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


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