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Intelligent Vehicles - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128128008, 9780128131084

Intelligent Vehicles

1st Edition

Enabling Technologies and Future Developments

Editor: Felipe Jimenez
eBook ISBN: 9780128131084
Paperback ISBN: 9780128128008
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 8th September 2017
Page Count: 504
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Intelligent Road Vehicles examines specific aspects of intelligent vehicles such as enabling technologies, human factors and an analysis of social and economic impacts. The book is an invaluable resource for those pursuing deeper knowledge in the intelligent vehicles field, providing readers with an idea of current and future technologies, current projects and developments and the future of intelligent vehicles.

Intelligent road vehicles are becoming a challenging area of research worldwide. Apart from the final applications and systems in vehicles, there are many enabling technologies that should be introduced. Communications and automation are two key areas for future automobiles. This book benefits from collaboration on the Thematic Network on Intelligent Vehicles led by Felipe Jimenez.

Key Features

  • Provides a general overview of different aspects related to intelligent road vehicles (sensors, applications, communications, automation, human factors, etc.)
  • Addresses the different components and building blocks of intelligent vehicles in a single, comprehensive reference
  • Explains how sensors are interpreted, including how different sensor readings are fused
  • Addresses issues involved with avoiding collisions and other factors such as pot holes, unclear road lines or markings, and unexpected weather conditions


Researchers, MsC and PhD students

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction

    Part A: Enabling technologies
    2. Environmental Perception for Intelligent Vehicles
    3. Vehicular communications
    4. Positioning and digital maps
    5. Big data in road transportation and mobility research

    Part B: Application
    6. Assistance and safety systems
    7. Cooperative systems
    8. Autonomous driving

    Part C: Additional aspects
    9. Human factor
    10. Simulation tools
    11. Social and economic impacts of intelligent vehicles
    12. Future perspectives and work areas


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About the Editor

Felipe Jimenez

Felipe Jiménez obtained his Master Degree in Industrial Engineering (Mechanics) from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM), his Master Degree in Automotive Engineering from the UPM, his Master Degree in Physical Science (Electronics and Automation) from the National University of Distance Education of Spain and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the UPM in 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2006, respectively. Currently, he is Full Professor at the UPM and Research Deputy Director and Head of the Intelligent Systems Unit of the University Institute for Automobile Research of the UPM. His fields of interest are the automotive industry, vehicle safety, mechanical design, driver assistance systems and intelligent transport systems, mainly connected and automated driving. He has been involved in more than 40 R&D projects in the last 10 years and has developed engineering studies for relevant national firms. Furthermore, he is the leader of the Spanish Thematic Network on Intelligent Vehicles.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Technical University of Madrid and Head of Intelligent Transports Systems, University Institute for Automobile Research

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