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dc.contributor.authorMartínez Díaz, Margarita
dc.contributor.authorSoriguera Martí, Francesc
dc.contributor.authorPérez Pérez, Ignacio
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental
dc.identifier.citationMartínez-Díaz, M.; Soriguera, F.; Pérez Pérez, I. Autonomous driving: a bird's eye view. "IET intelligent transport systems", Abril 2019, vol. 13, núm. 4, p. 563-579.
dc.description.abstractThe introduction of autonomous vehicles (AV) will represent a milestone in the evolution of transportation and personal mobility. AVs are expected to significantly reduce accidents and congestion, while being economically and environmentally beneficial. However, many challenges must be overcome before reaching this ideal scenario. This study, which results from on-site visits to top research centres and a comprehensive literature review, provides an overall state-of-the-practice on the subject and identifies critical issues to succeed. For example, although most of the required technology is already available, ensuring the robustness of AVs under all boundary conditions is still a challenge. Additionally, the implementation of AVs must contribute to the environmental sustainability by promoting the usage of alternative energies and sustainable mobility patterns. Electric vehicles and sharing systems are suitable options, although both require some refinement to incentivise a broader range of customers. Other aspects could be more difficult to resolve and might even postpone the generalisation of automated driving. For instance, there is a need for cooperation and management strategies geared towards traffic efficiency. Also, for transportation and land-use planning to avoid negative territorial and economic impacts. Above all, safe and ethical behaviour rules must be agreed upon before AVs hit the road.
dc.format.extent17 p.
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria civil::Infraestructures i modelització dels transports::Transport urbà
dc.subject.lcshAutonomous vehicles
dc.subject.otherroad accidents
dc.subject.otherroad safety
dc.subject.othersustainable development
dc.subject.otherroad vehicles
dc.subject.othermobile robots
dc.subject.otherelectric vehicles
dc.subject.otherautonomous driving
dc.subject.othersustainable mobility patterns
dc.subject.othertransportation system
dc.subject.othervehicle-sharing systems
dc.subject.otherland-use planning
dc.subject.otherbird's eye view
dc.subject.otherelectric vehicles
dc.subject.othertraffic streams
dc.subject.otherautonomous vehicles
dc.subject.otherMobile robots
dc.subject.otherRoad-traffic system control
dc.titleAutonomous driving: a bird's eye view
dc.subject.lemacVehicles autònoms
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. BIT - Barcelona Innovative Transportation
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorMartínez-Díaz, M.; Soriguera, F.; Pérez Pérez, I.
local.citation.publicationNameIET intelligent transport systems

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