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Title: The VisLab Intercontinental Autonomous Challenge: an extensive test for a platoon of intelligent vehicles

Authors: Alberto Broggi; Pietro Cerri; Mirko Felisa; Maria Chiara Laghi; Luca Mazzei; Pier Paolo Porta

Addresses: VisLab, Artificial Vision and Intelligent System Lab, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma, 181/A, G.P. Usberti, I-43124 Parma, Italy ' VisLab, Artificial Vision and Intelligent System Lab, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma, 181/A, G.P. Usberti, I-43124 Parma, Italy ' VisLab, Artificial Vision and Intelligent System Lab, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma, 181/A, G.P. Usberti, I-43124 Parma, Italy ' VisLab, Artificial Vision and Intelligent System Lab, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma, 181/A, G.P. Usberti, I-43124 Parma, Italy ' VisLab, Artificial Vision and Intelligent System Lab, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma, 181/A, G.P. Usberti, I-43124 Parma, Italy ' VisLab, Artificial Vision and Intelligent System Lab, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma, 181/A, G.P. Usberti, I-43124 Parma, Italy

Abstract: This paper presents the VisLab Intercontinental Autonomous Challenge (VIAC), an autonomous vehicles test carried out from Parma to Shanghai between July and October 2010 by the VisLab team. The vehicle equipment is explained introducing the sensing systems which were tested during the journey. Trip details and the first statistics are presented as well.

Keywords: vehicle autonomous systems; platooning; computer vision; vehicle platooning; intelligent vehicles; vehicle convoys.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVAS.2012.051250

International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems, 2012 Vol.10 No.3, pp.147 - 164

Received: 07 May 2011
Accepted: 25 Dec 2011

Published online: 30 Dec 2012 *

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