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2021 | Buch

Autonomous Driving Changes the Future

verfasst von: Zhanxiang Chai, Tianxin Nie, Jan Becker

Verlag: Springer Singapore


Über dieses Buch

This book systematically discusses the development of autonomous driving, describing the related history, technological advances, infrastructure, social impacts, international competition, China’s opportunities and challenges, and possible future scenarios. This popular science book uses straightforward language and includes quotes from ancient Chinese poems to enhance the reading experience. The discussions are supplemented by theoretical elaborations, presented in tables and figures.

The book is intended for auto fans, upper undergraduate and graduate students in the field of automotive engineering.


Chapter 1. The Centennial Automotive Industry and the Looming Transformation
Those changes that have shocked us will undoubtedly come from different factors. The most shocking of those changes will likely be from autonomous driving vehicles (including driverless cars) that will fully drive into our lives, even faster than we expected.
Zhanxiang Chai, Tianxin Nie, Jan Becker
Chapter 2. Technologies for Autonomous Driving
In the development of smart car technologies, the perception and understanding on the vehicle’s surrounding environment is the basic premise for realizing car intelligence. Digital maps could be used in navigation, map-supported ADAS or autonomous driving with different requirements in each of the three applications. Through vehicle connectivity, cars could be inter-linked with each other, while algorithms make them think and act.
Zhanxiang Chai, Tianxin Nie, Jan Becker
Chapter 3. Applications of Autonomous Driving That You Should Know
The dream of self-driving vehicles was already explored in fiction not long after the development of the automobile itself in 1886. Nowadays many applications of autonomous driving have been put into practices while others are still in fast development. To help readers understand better the gradings of autonomous driving, its technical classification is also described in this chapter.
Zhanxiang Chai, Tianxin Nie, Jan Becker
Chapter 4. Electric Vehicles: The Best Carriers for Autonomous Driving
An electric vehicle features highly electrified characteristics. It is equipped with a complete power driving system network which includes motors, battery and electronic control units. As a result, an electric vehicle is more suitable to mechanical-electrical integration, and the use of an automated control system and management system. Compared to its gasoline-fueled counterpart, an EV is therefore more suitable to serve as a carrier for autonomous driving.
Zhanxiang Chai, Tianxin Nie, Jan Becker
Chapter 5. Infrastructure: Echoing with Autonomous Driving
In an era of autonomous driving, the renewal and change of transport infrastructure will be revolutionary. It is certainly true that unmanned driving is more dependent on a well-developed transport infrastructure than manned driving.
Zhanxiang Chai, Tianxin Nie, Jan Becker
Chapter 6. Top Ten Challenges Facing Autonomous Driving
Despite the continuous development and maturation of the technology, numerous challenges nevertheless impede the practical use of autonomous vehicles. Those challenges may come from legality, privacy, hackers, ethics, business models, etc. Technology always improves, as does human society, though these issues will be addressed over time, the process of change dictates the gradual implementation of roadblocks to success.
Zhanxiang Chai, Tianxin Nie, Jan Becker
Chapter 7. The Battle to Embrace the Trend
This chapter describes as many overseas enterprises as possible which are important, active and representative, and depicts various aspects of global auto industry at the dawning of an era of autonomous driving, and uses representative examples to provide readers with a panoramic view of the global auto industry as of today.
Zhanxiang Chai, Tianxin Nie, Jan Becker
Chapter 8. Vital Opportunities in China
ICVs will rewrite the “Smiling Curve” of China’s automobiles as the country has obvious advantages in the field of autonomous vehicles. In the “no man’s land”, China is seeking for solutions and accumulating experiences for the development of global auto industry, playing a unique role in the process.
Zhanxiang Chai, Tianxin Nie, Jan Becker
Chapter 9. A Brighter Future Beckons
The auto industry is entering an unprecedented period of change, as we strive to build the bones of the new from the ashes of the old. The era of autonomous driving has already arrived in inexorable ways. Though still facing many challenges, autonomous vehicles will eventually overcome them, riding the wave of progress to a bright future.
Zhanxiang Chai, Tianxin Nie, Jan Becker
Autonomous Driving Changes the Future
verfasst von
Zhanxiang Chai
Tianxin Nie
Jan Becker
Springer Singapore
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