Towards Social Acceptance of Autonomous Vehicles

This project aims to collect motion data from vehicles in order to understand and represent their mutual interactions, for applications in autonomous driving. This includes data that characterise vehicle behavior. The project will be undertaken as a collaboration between Halmstad University, RISE Viktoria and Viscando AB.

The project's full name is Towards Social Acceptance of Autonomous Vehicles using 3D Video data and road user behavior modeling.

Summary:

The introduction of autonomous vehicles (AV) will be gradual. In the coming decades AV and manually driven vehicles will increasingly share public roads. To maintain traffic safety, ensure traffic flow and efficient use of infrastructure in mixed traffic, developing an understanding of road user behavior is required, so that AVs can interpret manually driven vehicles in different traffic situations.

By developing an understanding of on-road human behavior, AV can not only be made to operate efficiently but also display behaviors that are interpretable for humans. We see this as crucial in enhancing road safety, through AV understanding human behavior and vice versa. As humans we have a sound understanding of the way other human road users behave. While this can be taken for granted for human drivers and pedestrians, it's not at all the case for AV. This raises the question of understanding what actually happens when road users interact, and how can this knowledge be transferred to AV? Therefore, recognising road-user actions and intentions is becoming increasingly important, as vehicles' ability to operate autonomously in traffic increases.

This project aims to collect motion data from vehicles, in order to understand and represent their mutual interactions, for applications in autonomous driving. This includes data that characterise vehicle behavior. The project will be undertaken as a collaboration between Halmstad University, RISE Viktoria and Viscando AB.

Project period:

August 1, 2019, to August 31, 2020

Financier:

J. Gust. Richert stiftelse

Partner:

RISE Viktoria

Viscando AB

Project leader:

Björn Åstrand

Department:

ISDD

updated

2019-11-11

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