Visionaries in Technology: Thayer Distinguished Speaker Series
Jennifer Healey, Research Scientist at Intel's Systems and Software Research Lab will speak on "Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Transportation Systems"
Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Transportation Systems
Machine-to-machine communication offers many potential benefits. If machines are aware of each other, they can work together as a system. We explored this concept for cooperative autonomous driving. By sharing data between vehicles, we were able to enhance positioning systems to the sub-one meter accuracy we envisioned would be necessary for autonomous highway driving. This would make autonomous driving possible in a platoon system with only a radio, vastly reducing the cost. We also explored how cars might talk intelligently to their drivers and to smart cities. For example, how and when should you hand off control from an autonomous vehicle to a human driver? What information does a driver or car need to know about the road ahead to make smart routing decisions? In this talk, I will explore a range of possibilities and their associated technical challenges