Enhanced 5G VEhicle to Vehicle Technologies
for Safe Connected Autonomous Vehicles Applications (VESAFE)
Connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV)
holds great potentials for road safety and efficiency, but two major
challenges need to be tackled before its potentials can be fully
significantly enhanced vehicle to vehicle (eV2V) services with millimetre wave (mmWave)
communications, and reliable cooperative perception with autonomous
vehicles (AV) sensors. However, the directional
connectivity of mmWave presents new challenges for the whole protocol
stack ofV2V networks, while reliable cooperative perception requires novel
deep learning (DL)
models for object detection and fusion of sensor data from neighbour AVs.
AsAVs require extremely high safety and reliability, the above challenges
underpinned by CAV demand a holistic design and tight integration of
and AV technologies.
innovative and multi-disciplinary project VESAFE
key challenges with complementary expertise and realize the full
potentialsof CAV. A novel cross-layer design is adopted for the research
generation (5G) eV2V schemes with mmWave and reliable cooperative
perceptionfor advanced CAV safety applications: the eV2V schemes are AV
oriented and greatly
assisted by the AV cooperative perception, and the reliable
cooperativeperception is boosted by the awareness of V2V network
conditions. And this
project proposes a novel integrated evaluation of 5G eV2V and CAV
applicationsto support system design and performance characterization. The
Fellow will receive intensive technical training
in multidisciplinary fields, from the main host University of Essex,
world leading co-hosts University of Oulu,
and University of Gottingen.
Through cutting-edge research, this project will
produce robust eV2V schemes and reliable cooperative perception solutions,
makebreakthrough on 5G V2V and CAV safety applications. It will
improve the Fellow’s career prospects, strengthen knowledge transfer,
boosting researchand innovation (R&I)
capacity and quality, therefore contributing to Europe’s competitiveness
and growth in the critical 5G/6G and AV sectors.
Project COSAFE has the following research objectives:
produce AV assisted robust eV2V solution with high data rate
mmWave and NOMA communications, to provide the multiple levels of QoS
for the CAV safety applications.
Objective-2: Design eV2V network condition aware
reliable cooperative perception, which is used for safe CAV applications
in the design of eV2V schemes.
Objective-3: Implement and test the proposed eV2V
CAV case study with theoretic study and integrated simulation, to
improve the design, understand performance and potential issues of the
CAV safety applications.