Special Issue "Sensors and Artificial Intelligence in Autonomous Vehicles"

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Remote Sensing Image Processing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Mahdi Rezaei
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Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
Interests: computer vsion; machine learning; intelligent transportation systems; autonomous vehicles; vehicle automation; advanced driver assistance systems; sensor fusion; driver behaviour monitoring; object detection; semantic segmentation; traffic scene understanding and perception
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Autonomous vehicles (AVs), self-driving cars, and robotaxis have recently attracted a new level of attention from both academia and industry.

Different types of sensors (camera, laser scanner, radars, LiDAR, ultrasound, GPS, etc.) along with AI methodologies, machine learning, deep learning, and large datasets are playing major roles in further development of the AVs with a higher level of intelligence and mobility. Different types of sensors have led to increased safety, efficiency, capabilities, and more accuracies for object detection, 3D road modelling, traffic environment perception, and driver behaviour monitoring.

The Special Issue “Sensors and Artificial Intelligence in Autonomous Vehicles” welcomes open call submissions in the state-of-the-art current and emerging technologies and methodologies in utilisation of single or multi-sensors for vehicle automation and AVs.

Prospective authors are welcome to submit original research (not published or currently under consideration by any other publication or conference) and technical papers in the field. Using sensor(s) technologies, the expected topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Vision, Radar, and LiDAR based perception
  • Night vision in challenging lighting conditions
  • Multi-modal and multi-sensor data fusion
  • Autonomous driving, driverless cars, and robotaxis
  • Sensors in resuming the control between human driver and automated driving mode
  • Scene understanding and object detection
  • Driver behavior monitoring/modelling
  • Pedestrian and road users monitoring/modelling
  • Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)
  • Sensor applications in connected and automated vehicles (CAVs)
  • AI and machine learning in AVs
  • Human factors and safety in self-driving cars

You may choose our Joint Special Issue in Sensors.

Dr. Mahdi Rezaei
Guest Editor

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  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Sensor technologies
  • Sensor fusion
  • Traffic, road, and environment perception
  • Situation awareness
  • Driver behavior
  • Gesture recognition
  • Human factors and safety
  • Object detection
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Deep learning and big data
  • Autonomous navigation

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Robust and Efficient Trajectory Replanning Based on Guiding Path for Quadrotor Fast Autonomous Flight
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(5), 972; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/rs13050972 - 04 Mar 2021
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Path planning is one of the key parts of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) fast autonomous flight in an unknown cluttered environment. However, real-time and stability remain a significant challenge in the field of path planning. To improve the robustness and efficiency of the [...] Read more.
Path planning is one of the key parts of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) fast autonomous flight in an unknown cluttered environment. However, real-time and stability remain a significant challenge in the field of path planning. To improve the robustness and efficiency of the path planning method in complex environments, this paper presents RETRBG, a robust and efficient trajectory replanning method based on the guiding path. Firstly, a safe guiding path is generated by using an improved A* and path pruning method, which is used to perceive the narrow space in its surrounding environment. Secondly, under the guidance of the path, a guided kinodynamic path searching method (GKPS) is devised to generate a safe, kinodynamically feasible and minimum-time initial path. Finally, an adaptive optimization function with two modes is proposed to improve the optimization quality in complex environments, which selects the optimization mode to optimize the smoothness and safety of the path according to the perception results of the guiding path. The experimental results demonstrate that the proposed method achieved good performance both in different obstacle densities and different resolutions. Compared with the other state-of-the-art methods, the quality and success rate of the planning result are significantly improved. Full article
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