ITS Podcast Episode 32: STIRPE. Autonomous Driving in Unstructured Environments, with Leopoldo Acosta

Happy New Year to all of you!! Welcome back! Thanks for listening the ITS Podcast!

For this chapter we have interviewed professor Leopoldo Acosta, from the University of La Laguna in Spain, about their intelligent vehicle, VERDINO (national research project STIRPE, DPI2013-46897-C2-1-R). That is not the usual intelligent vehicle for roads. Instead, it is a platform developed to operate in unstructured zones, like pedestrian zones. So it has to deal with humans in a closer than usual way for intelligent vehicles. Don’t miss it, it is very interesting!

Prof. Leopoldo Acosta-Sanchez

Prof. Leopoldo Acosta-Sanchez

We also have our usual News Minisection by Maryam Kaveshgar with some very interesting news, and the Transportation in History by Mehran Shirazi. Have you ever wondered why is it red amber and green? You’ll hear the answer soon!

 
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News Minisection

    Fig.1: Exterior of Google car with displays

Fig.1: Exterior of Google car with displays

Fig.2: Interior of Google car

Fig.2: Interior of Google car

Fig.3: Google car was pulled over

Fig.3: Google car was pulled over

 

Sources:

http://www.itechpost.com/articles/16921/20151206/google-submits-more-autonomous-vehicle-patents.htm

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2015/11/27/google-patent-reveals-how-its-self-driving-cars-may-communicate-with-pedestrians/

http://www.kitguru.net/channel/generaltech/jon-martindale/google-automated-car-pulled-over-by-cops-for-going-too-slow/

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2015/12/01/amazon-patent-sense-and-avoid-automated-vehicles/id=63430/

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2015/0277440.html

http://its.papercept.net/conferences/scripts/start.pl

Transportation in History

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traffic_light#History

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2012/03/the-origin-of-the-green-yellow-and-red-color-scheme-for-traffic-lights/

 

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This Podcast is sponsored by the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society. Website designed and managed by the Innovation Center for the Information Society (CICEI), at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in Spain. Soundtrack developed by Rubicom. Audio edition, post production and dissemination by the Institute of Cybernetics at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.The header picture is a Creative Commons licenced picture of nicholas_t at Flickr.com
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