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Road Vehicle Automation

Part of the series Lecture Notes in Mobility pp 215-227

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Synergies Between Vehicle Automation, Telematics Connectivity, and Electric Propulsion

  • Steve MarshallAffiliated withCenter for Advanced Transportation and Energy Solutions (CATES)
  • , John NilesAffiliated withCenter for Advanced Transportation and Energy Solutions (CATES) Email author 

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Abstract

Vehicle automation is one of three broad categories of emerging and disruptive technologies that have the potential to fundamentally transform surface transportation. The other two are the emergence of practical and commercially viable electric vehicles, and the constellation of innovative ways to connect vehicles to the Internet, other vehicles, infrastructure, and data. Each of these new technologies taken alone represents an important advance in surface transportation. Taken and deployed together these three technologies can resolve the major objections to current vehicle technology and address the objections some have to individual components of each of the three main emerging transportation technologies.

Keywords

Vehicle automation Autonomous vehicles Electric vehicles Telematics Vehicle safety Demonstration project Petroleum Energy management