Infrastructure Requirements for the Self-Driving Vehicle

The self-driving vehicle is not a recent concept. Back in 1977, a robotics laboratory in Tsukuba (Japan) had proposed an automated driving vehicle prototype operating on a dedicated track. This groundbreaking work was followed in 1986 by the Autonomous Land Vehicle (ALV) developed at Carnegie Mellon[1], along with other prototypes, within the scope of major projects like PROMOTHEUS (1987) [2] in Europe or the National Automated Highway System Consortium (NAHSC) program in the U.S., which was subsequently showcased by a high-profile demonstration in San Diego in 1997. Research efforts have spanned the five continents under many programs involving both industry and university laboratories, less in the aim of bringing to market an industrialized product than overcoming the major hurdles relative to road environment perception, road scene analysis, and trajectory decision-making and control.


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  • Accession Number: 01651349
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Nov 6 2017 1:04PM