Automated Driving

  1. Jorge Villagra
  2. Leopoldo Acosta
  3. Antonio Artuñedo
  4. Rosa Blanco
  5. Miguel Clavijo
  6. Carlos Fernández 1
  7. Jorge Godoy
  8. Rodolfo Haber
  9. Felipe Jiménez
  10. Carlos Martínez
  11. José E. Naranjo
  12. Pedro J. Navarro 1
  13. Ana Paúl
  14. Francisco Sánchez
  1. 1 Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Cartagena, España


Intelligent Vehicles: enabling technologies and future developments

ISBN: 9780128128008

Year of publication: 2018

Pages: 275-342

Type: Book chapter


This chapter introduces the main technology bricks and some related socioeconomic aspects of automated driving. Vehicles automation technology is advancing at a vertiginous pace. However, the complexity behind some highly uncertain and dynamic driving scenarios imposes the need to distinguish between the different automation levels. This chapter starts from these considerations to elaborate thereafter on the maturity of the currently used technologies—situation awareness, risk assessment, decision-making, human–machine interaction, planning, control—and their near future possibilities. The introduction of connectivity among vehicles and with the digital world brings a number of new opportunities, when combined with automation, that are introduced with the focus on cooperative automated driving. After presenting this technological panorama, different relevant projects are described with the aim to understand the differences between the existing prototypes and the upcoming products and services. In this connection, Verification and Validation is still a contention point that will need to provide solutions to open problems that are also evoked in the chapter. To finalize with a full picture, the current regulatory pathways and some ethical issues are also described.