Automated vehicles are set to transform the world. Automated driving vehicles are here already and undergoing serious testing in several countries around the world. This book explains the technologies in language that is easy to understand and accessible to all readers. It covers the subject from several angles but in particular shows the links to existing ADAS technologies already in use in all modern vehicles. There is a lot of hype in the media at the moment about autonomous or driverless cars, and while some manufacturers expect to have vehicles available from 2020, they will not soon take over and it will be some time before they are commonplace. However, it is very important to be ready for the huge change of direction that automated driving will take. This is the first book of its type available and complements Tom Denton's other books.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Safety 3. Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) 4. Automated driving technologies 5. Social and human issues 6. Case studies 7. Website References
Tom Denton is the leading UK automotive author with a teaching career spanning from lecturer to head of automotive engineering in a large college. His portfolio of automotive textbooks published since 1995 are bestsellers and led to his authoring of the Automotive Technician Training multimedia system that is in common use in the UK, USA and several other countries. He is currently working with ELTE (largest university in Hungary) on an autonomous driving project, and as a consultant to the Institute of the Motor Industry.