header
Forward to a Colleague | RSS Join Our LinkedIn Group Join Our LinkedIn Group
spacer spacer
Connected Vehicles
Towards Automated Driving
Elisabeth Uhlemann

Suncor Energy will try Komatsu’s Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) in the mining industry in northern Canada . Each autonomous dump truck is equipped with vehicle controllers, a high-precision global positioning system (GPS), an obstacle detection system, and a wireless network system. These features allow the dump truck to safely operate though a complex load, haul, and dump cycle and to integrate with the dozers, loaders, and shovels that are also part of the autonomous system. Komatsu claims that AHS reduces the number of drivers working in hostile and remote conditions, increases safety on mine sites, reduces operating costs, increases productivity and efficiency, and reduces fuel consumption and emissions.

Jaguar Land Rover has revealed some of the prototype technologies that its U.K.-based research team is developing to deliver autonomous driving in the future. A remote-controlled Range Rover Sport research vehicle demonstrates how a driver could drive the vehicle from outside the car via their smartphone. The smartphone app includes control of steering, the accelerator, brakes, and changing from high to low range. This would allow the driver to walk alongside the car, at a maximum speed of 4 mi/h (6.4 km/h), to maneuver the car out of challenging situations safely or even to negotiate difficult off-road terrain. The driver could use the smartphone to reverse the car out of a parking space if someone has parked too close for them to open the door. The remote control function will only operate if the user is within 10 m of the car and if the smart key can be detected. The system will stop the vehicle if the driver moves out of range or gets too close.

spacer
spacer
spacer spacer
Previous Article Previous Article
Next Article Next Article
Return to Top Return to Top
spacer spacer
Home Return Home
Print This Article Print This Article
spacer spacer
spacer
spacer
In This Issue
spacer
Membership Update
Message from the Society President
Message from the Vice-PresidentóMembership
IEEE VTS New Fellow MembersóClass of 2016
spacer
Mobile and Portable Communications
Wireless Power Transfer
spacer
Automotive Electronics
Smartphone Connectivity
spacer
Connected Vehicles
Towards Automated Driving
spacer
Publications
Vehicular Technology Magazine
spacer
VT Newsletter Editor-in-Chief: Abbas Jamalipour
 

IEEE Vehicular
Technology Magazine

Volume 10, Issue 4
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
 

Volume 64, Issue 12
spacer
Bullet

Access the following IEEE VTS Website locations:

News

Membership

Conferences

Publications

Tech Communities

About Us

Bullet
Events in 2016:
Bullet For the latest conference listings, visit the IEEE VTS Conference Calendar.


spacer
header
Copyright © 2012 IEEE

To ensure delivery, please add vts@ieee.org to your email address book or Safe Sender List. If you are still having problems receiving our emails, see our whitelisting page for more details.
Vehicular Technology Society Homepage IEEE Homepage