The commercialisation of highly autonomous driving solutions is constrained by technical, regulatory and economical challenges. Our focus is to exploit new opportunities in ultra-low-latency communications and application frameworks, by enabling cooperation of both road users and infrastructures, and designing novel solutions to address the positioning, perception and control of autonomous vehicles.
We aim to exploit new opportunities by enabling cooperation among agents, i.e. road users and infrastructures, and designing novel solutions that could help in addressing three key technical challenges for autonomous driving systems: positioning, perception, and control of autonomous vehicles.
A multidisciplinary challenge, we're focusing on two particular aspects:
- Designing ultra-low-latency communications and computing platforms as enablers of cooperative autonomous driving systems. This involves various aspects of distributed computing and network 5G architecture design for highly reliable and low latency communisations.
- Designing frameworks for application in localisation, perception, and control of autonomous driving systems using a variety of techniques and tools from Information Theory, Estimation Theory, Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning) and predictive control.
- We lead or work on several national and international collaborative research projects with our industry partners.