© 2014

Road Vehicle Automation

  • Gereon Meyer
  • Sven Beiker

Part of the Lecture Notes in Mobility book series (LNMOB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Steven E. Shladover, Jane Lappin, Robert P. Denaro, Bryant Walker Smith
    Pages 1-12
  3. Public Sector Activities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Bernard C. Soriano, Stephanie L. Dougherty, Brian G. Soublet, Kristin J. Triepke
      Pages 15-24
    3. Joseph I. Peters
      Pages 25-35
  4. Industrial Research and Innovation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Jan Becker, Maria-Belen Aranda Colas, Stefan Nordbruch, Michael Fausten
      Pages 49-59
  5. Societal and Environmental Impacts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Noah J. Goodall
      Pages 93-102
    3. Matthew Barth, Kanok Boriboonsomsin, Guoyuan Wu
      Pages 103-112
    4. Natasha Merat, Hamish A. Jamson, Frank Lai, Oliver Carsten
      Pages 113-125
    5. William R. Morrow III, Jeffery B. Greenblatt, Andrew Sturges, Samveg Saxena, Anand Gopal, Dev Millstein et al.
      Pages 127-135
    6. Austin Brown, Jeffrey Gonder, Brittany Repac
      Pages 137-153
  6. Technical Progress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Adriano Alessandrini, Alessio Cattivera, Carlos Holguin, Daniele Stam
      Pages 169-184

About this book


This contributed volume covers all relevant aspects of road vehicle automation including societal impacts, legal matters, and technology innovation from the perspectives of a multitude of public and private actors. It is based on an expert workshop organized by the Transportation Research Board at Stanford University in July 2013. The target audience primarily comprises academic researchers, but the book may also be of interest to practitioners and professionals. Higher levels of road vehicle automation are considered beneficial for road safety, energy efficiency, productivity, convenience, and social inclusion. The necessary key technologies in the fields of object-recognition systems, data processing, and infrastructure communication have been consistently developed over the recent years and are mostly available on the market today. However, there is still a need for substantial research and development, e.g. with interactive maps, data processing, functional safety, and the fusion of different data sources. Driven by stakeholders in the IT industry, intensive efforts to accelerate the introduction of road vehicle automation are currently underway.


Automated Vehicle Autonomous Driving Future Mobility Road Safety Stanford Transportation Research Board Transportation Planning

Editors and affiliations

  • Gereon Meyer
    • 1
  • Sven Beiker
    • 2
  1. 1.VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbHBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Center for Automotive ResearchStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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