Purdue University, College of EngineeringWest Lafayette, IN
Jul. 2022 - Present
The Digital Twin is a digital replica of the physical entity in the real world, which leverages big data and cloud/edge computing to benefit the mobility system consisting of human, vehicle, and traffic.
Personalized driver behavior (or more generally human factor) plays a crucial role in human-autonomy teaming, especially when the driver is operating Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
Driving simulator allows human to drive vehicles modeled in a virtual environment, enabling comparison between proposed connected and automated vehicle technology with human driving behaviors.
With advanced Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communication techniques, connected and automated vehicles can schedule their sequence and plan their speed trajectories ahead of time to avoid last-second speed change at the merging point.
CACC systems allow connected and automated vehicles to communicate with each other, and coordinate their maneuvers in a form of platoon, where one vehicle follows another with a constant velocity and/or time headway.
With advanced Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communication technique, "cooperative eco-driving" provides real-time advices to drivers based on real-time traffic and infrastructure conditions.