Determinism in future cars: Why autonomous trucks are easier to design

Shokoufeh Monjezi Kouchak, Ashraf Gaffar

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Abstract

In the last decade we started seeing a major paradigm shift in automotive industry as some safety challenge in vehicles could be improved by using autonomous vehicles. Designing autonomous trucks, due to special features in their operations could be easier than autonomous cars. The behavior of autonomous truck is more predictable, they work on specific routes according to predictable schedule and they can avoid traffic, problem areas, or at least optimize their driving schedule. This structured behavior follows a more deterministic approach of developing the vehicle, and hence could greatly simplify the implementation model from that of personal vehicles. Additionally, we could get better performance in domain of safety as autonomous driving software could be made to follow a more restricted driving approach. Unlike human truck drivers, autonomous trucks will not suffer from fatigue or illness, a contributing factor to truck-related accidents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE SmartWorld Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, Advanced and Trusted Computed, Scalable Computing and Communications, Cloud and Big Data Computing, Internet of People and Smart City Innovation, SmartWorld/SCALCOM/UIC/ATC/CBDCom/IOP/SCI 2017 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538604342
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 26 2018
Event2017 IEEE SmartWorld Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, Advanced and Trusted Computed, Scalable Computing and Communications, Cloud and Big Data Computing, Internet of People and Smart City Innovation, SmartWorld/SCALCOM/UIC/ATC/CBDCom/IOP/SCI 2017 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Apr 4 2017Apr 8 2017

Other

Other2017 IEEE SmartWorld Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, Advanced and Trusted Computed, Scalable Computing and Communications, Cloud and Big Data Computing, Internet of People and Smart City Innovation, SmartWorld/SCALCOM/UIC/ATC/CBDCom/IOP/SCI 2017
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period4/4/174/8/17

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Keywords

  • artificial intelligence
  • autonomous cars
  • autonomous trucks
  • future cars

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Urban Studies

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Kouchak, S. M., & Gaffar, A. (2018). Determinism in future cars: Why autonomous trucks are easier to design. In 2017 IEEE SmartWorld Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, Advanced and Trusted Computed, Scalable Computing and Communications, Cloud and Big Data Computing, Internet of People and Smart City Innovation, SmartWorld/SCALCOM/UIC/ATC/CBDCom/IOP/SCI 2017 - Conference Proceedings (pp. 1-6). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/UIC-ATC.2017.8397598