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Automated vehicle depots as an initial step for an automated public transportation

Lauber, Andreas; Brenner, Nathalie; Sax, Eric

Abstract:
Development of modern cars focuses currently on comfort and safety. The parking pilot is one of the recent innovations for piloted or autonomous driving. Future systems such as highway pilot or traffic jam pilot are current topics of research and will be equipped to new cars within the next years. Cost savings in the commercial vehicle branch is an at least as important driving force. High potential lies in the enhancement of allowed service time for the drivers by assistant systems or even fully automated driving without any driver. These autonomous vehicles are firstly used as airport shuttles, production halls or harbors in restricted areas.

We present a concept, which allows an autonomous driving on cordoned off depots, which are protected against unauthorized access. The concept will include the vehicle washing, the driving to the parking hall and the parking itself. All of this parts needs to be done manually at modern depots. Introducing autonomous driving in these steps can shorten the working time of employees and therefore save money.

To ensure an operation on 24 hours and 7 days a week the automated depot should work without communication from the infrastructure or centralized control towards the vehicles. ... mehr



Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technik der Informationsverarbeitung (ITIV)
Publikationstyp Poster
Jahr 2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000096062
Veranstaltung UITP GLOBAL PUBLIC TRANSPORT SUMMIT (2019), Stockholm, Schweden, 09.06.2019 – 12.06.2019
Projektinformation EASYRIDE (BMVI, 16AVF21081)
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