The next generation of vehicular communications has the potential to interconnect Unmanned Automated Vehicles (UAVs), which are the level 5 autonomous vehicles, with its nearby surroundings including Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs), other UAVs, and roadside infrastructure. Given the increased interest in the demand of autonomous driving and Cooperative Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM), the future UAVs will be safer through enabling communication between UAVs themselves and with their surroundings e.g., VRUs. Communication between UAVs and VRUs will be needed since VRUs will not be able to make a physical eye-contact with the UAVs since their is no physical driver anymore behind the steering wheel. In this way the VRUs can make themselves digitally aware in the UAV traffic and vice versa. Such that UAVs will not be isolated black boxes, i.e., operating and relying fully on their embedded sensors, to its surrounding UAVs and VRUs. This paper shows the current and future needs for autonomous vehicular communication between UAVs and VRUs. Therefore, we present the current trends in the vehicular communication domain and its research challenges. We propose a solution to enable communication between semi-autonomous vehicles, UAVs and their surrounding e.g., VRUs. In our paper, we provide also an early initial proposal to fuse the Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication with the embedded autonomous software in the autonomous vehicle.

A proposal on a Connected Automated Mobility (CAM) communication system for (U)AVs

Costa, Cristina
2022

Abstract

The next generation of vehicular communications has the potential to interconnect Unmanned Automated Vehicles (UAVs), which are the level 5 autonomous vehicles, with its nearby surroundings including Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs), other UAVs, and roadside infrastructure. Given the increased interest in the demand of autonomous driving and Cooperative Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM), the future UAVs will be safer through enabling communication between UAVs themselves and with their surroundings e.g., VRUs. Communication between UAVs and VRUs will be needed since VRUs will not be able to make a physical eye-contact with the UAVs since their is no physical driver anymore behind the steering wheel. In this way the VRUs can make themselves digitally aware in the UAV traffic and vice versa. Such that UAVs will not be isolated black boxes, i.e., operating and relying fully on their embedded sensors, to its surrounding UAVs and VRUs. This paper shows the current and future needs for autonomous vehicular communication between UAVs and VRUs. Therefore, we present the current trends in the vehicular communication domain and its research challenges. We propose a solution to enable communication between semi-autonomous vehicles, UAVs and their surrounding e.g., VRUs. In our paper, we provide also an early initial proposal to fuse the Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication with the embedded autonomous software in the autonomous vehicle.
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