Sharing the Road: Autonomous Vehicles Meet Human Drivers

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Sharing the Road: Autonomous Vehicles Meet Human Drivers
In modern urban settings, automobile traffic and collisions lead to endless frustration as well as significant loss of life, property, and productivity. Recent advances in artificial intelligence suggest that autonomous vehicle navigation may soon be a reality. In previous work, we have demonstrated that a reservation-based approach can efficiently and safely govern interactions of multiple autonomous vehicles at intersections. Such an approach alleviates many traditional problems associated with intersections, in terms of both safety and efficiency. However, the system relies on all vehicles being equipped with the requisite technology — a restriction that would make implementing such a system in the real world extremely difficult. In this paper, we extend this system to allow for incremental deployability. The modified system is able to accommodate traditional human-operated vehicles using existing infrastructure. Furthermore, we show that as the number of autonomous vehicl...
Kurt M. Dresner, Peter Stone
Added 29 Oct 2010
Updated 29 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2007
Authors Kurt M. Dresner, Peter Stone
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