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Autonomous Vehicles Coordination Through Voting-Based Decision-Making

  • Miguel TeixeiraEmail author
  • Pedro M. d’OreyEmail author
  • Zafeiris Kokkinogenis
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11327)

Abstract

This paper proposes the application of computational social choice mechanisms to establish cooperative behavior within traffic scenarios involving autonomous vehicles. The main aim is to understand the suitability of commonly used voting rules as a potential mechanism for collective decision making in platoon applications considering unreliable communications. To realistically assess the system performance, we designed an integrated simulation platform composed of an agent-based platform, a microscopic traffic and a vehicular network models. Results show the viability of these simple voting mechanism to maintain high satisfaction among platoon members, which that can lead to stable formations and consequently better traffic conditions. However, additional mechanisms might need to be considered for larger platoon formations to timely guarantee consensus between voters.

Keywords

Platooning Voting mechanisms Computational social choice Connected Automated Vehicle Collective decision-making 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidade do PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Instituto de TelecomunicaçõesPortoPortugal

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