Toyota Motor North America, InfoTech LabsMountain View, CA
Jul. 2019 - Present
The Digital Twin is a digital replica of the physical entity in the real world, which leverages big data and cloud computing to benefit the mobility system consisting of human, vehicle, and traffic.
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, "connected eco-driving" provides real-time advices to drivers based on real-time traffic and infrastructure conditions.
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.
Driver behavior (or more generally human factor) plays a crucial role in intelligent vehicles, 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.