Connected Autonomous Driving

Connected Autonomous Driving

DENSO is one of the biggest tier-1 suppliers in the automotive industry, and one of its main goals is to provide solutions to the OEMs in the Autonomous Driving field. DENSO plans to increase its contribution to the development of automated driving technologies by enhancing the functionalities of existing techniques and invent new solutions. The main objective of the project is to develop new Collaborative-Automated Driving methods to enhance the capabilities of autonomous driving, which helps in making proper driving decisions. This technique will increase the perception range of the system – beyond the Field of View (FoV) and line of sight of the local sensors – by sharing sensor information using Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) technology.

Connected Autonomous Driving (CoAD), via sharing sensory information across vehicles, is an emerging technology in Autonomous Driving (AD) field. This technology has received high attention from researchers in the automotive industry and academia. The main goal of CoAD is to enhance automated driving by assisting vehicles to increase their perception range to go beyond Field of View (FoV) of their local sensors. Shared sensory information can provide increased redundancy to the AD systems as well as enhancing localization. In this project, we will investigate different methods for object detection. Then, a min set of information representing each detected object will be shared using DSRC technology. Finally, we will study the impact of information sharing concept on enhancing AD functionalities (e.g., Localization and path planning). The main tasks that will be addressed in this project are:

  • – Object(s) Detection and Representation
  • – Map Creation
  • – CoAD Message Profile

More Information: 2017-Denso-COAD

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Project Features

  • Skill level Sr/Grad
  • Students 5-7
  • Course Substitutions AUTO 503, CSE-G, GAME 503, MICDE, MIDAS, Honors, EE MDE, CE MDE, Data Science Capstone, ECE Cognate
  • IP & NDA Required? Yes
  • Summer Opportunity Summer Funding Application
  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (2 Students)

    • Likely Majors: EE, CE, ECE, CSE/CS-LSA, Robotics, MICDE, MIDAS
  • Control Systems (2 Students)

    • Likely Majors: EE, CE, ECE, CSE/CS-LSA, Robotics, ISD-AUTO, ISD-GAME
  • Wireless Communications / Networks (2 Students)

    • Likely Majors: EE, CE, ECE, CSE/CS-LSA

Faculty Mentor: Wei Lu2017 Stryker projects
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Interest include: Modeling and simulation of nano/microstructure evolution; mechanics in nano/micro systems; mechanical properties and performance of advanced materials and the relation to their microstructures.
Sponsor Mentor: Zaydoun Rawashdeh2017 Stryker projects
Software Engineer
Received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit, USA, in 2011. He is currently with DENSO Research and Development North America leading the Connected-Autonomous Driving project. His research experience includes V2V-based active safety systems, Object matching and tracking, Embedded Systems, and Mobile Ad Hoc Networks. He has published several papers in connected vehicles domain. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (USA), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (USA).
Sponsor Mentor: Rajesh Malhan2017 Stryker projects
Director of Advanced Research at Denso International America Inc.
Received his Ph.D. Degree from the University of Delhi, India in 1989. He was postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan till March 1991. He joined DENSO in 1991. Now, he is the director of advanced research at DENSO’s North American Research and Development Department. He is responsible for DENSO’s Automotive (Autonomous drive, Vehicle electrification, Vehicle wireless charging, Alternative fuel and Metal air battery technologies) R&D word. He has published more than 50 research journal papers, inventor of co-inventor on over 25 US and 150 International patents, and contributed chapters in four books. He is a winner of 24th JSAP (Japan Society of Applied physics) year 2002 award for outstanding achievements in the field of applied physics. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (USA), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (USA), the Japan Society of Applied Physics (Japan) and served on many international professional society committees.

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