Today’s driver assistance systems support drivers in a variety of driving conditions, from hazardous to monotonous. In manageable traffic conditions, such as a freeway traffic jam, some systems are already capable of assuming control of the vehicle. However, their point of view is restricted to the vehicle’s direct environment. This view is too limited for the advanced driver assistance that will be required for autonomous driving. Additional details, including information about geographical, topological, weather, and road conditions, will be necessary. These can be provided in the form of real-time infrastructure information in combination with digital map data from vehicles. Information will be gathered from sensor data, as well as from the cloud.
As we move toward automated driving, it will be increasingly necessary to share real-time infrastructure information and digital map data with other road users, in addition to using it within an individual vehicle. The shared data will supplement classic map data and provide drivers with a comprehensive picture of the road network.
Read the whole article in the online magazine Embedded Computing Design.