MOBI Community Innovation Lecture: Earned Trust, Priority, and the Multi-Machine Maneuver Transaction by Karl Wunderlich, Ph.D.

November 12, 2020

When multiple autonomous vehicles operate near one another, contemporaneous motions and actions of these vehicles must be organized to encourage an efficient and collision-free operational environment. In this virtual lecture, Dr. Wunderlich presents an operational model based on machine negotiation that explicitly considers the critical interplay between machine trust and priority. Collective maneuver planning is represented as a multi-machine transaction that can be used to both optimize system efficiency and finance roadway operation. 

At Noblis, Karl is a key contributor to both research and development projects and technology deployment programs sponsored by the US Department of Transportation (USDOT), Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Joint Program Office and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). He is an expert in the use of simulation techniques to evaluate the potential impact of emerging technologies to improve traveler mobility & system productivity – including vehicle connectivity, autonomy, and blockchain.

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