As the possibilities of autonomous vehicles are broadening the potential development perspectives, the requirements for the necessary technologies to fulfill safe and reliable operations are significantly increasing. The development of AI-driven technologies has long been seen as a key aspect of coping with these requirements. At present, other research fields are emerging, such as robotics inspired by-wire systems for holistic system integration or the safeguard of the developed functionalities. The mechatronic systems and advanced control methods developed for autonomous vehicle control applications have also brought great benefits in terms of ride quality as well as increasingly safe and comfortable autonomous vehicles. For such objectives, several autonomous vehicle subsystems need to be tackled, including braking, steering, suspension, powertrain, on-board network system, data acquisition, sensor fusion, cloud-connectivity etc. Aiming at spreading the latest research in this field, we are pleased to announce a Special Issue on “Technology Development of Autonomous Vehicles”. This Special Issue will synergize original and high-quality articles through an international standard peer-review process with the following main topics (not an exhaustive list):
We look forward to your valuable contributions.
Dr. Jonathan Brembeck
Dr. Ricardo De Castro
Prof. Dr. Basilio Lenzo