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Connected – Autonomous – Vehicles Orchestrated with Intelligent Decisions


Connected Vehicles (CVs) represent a potentially disruptive yet beneficial change to our transportation systems. Wireless communication capabilities on vehicles enable a better understanding of the environment complementing on-board sensors and increase the potentials of autonomous vehicles. For this reason, communication among vehicles has always played an important role in safety applications and an extended body of research is present on, e.g., collision avoidance or autonomous vehicles coordination. Almost all state-of-the-art approaches take for granted the wireless link, ignoring the communication load and the processing latency that such algorithms may imply. Furthermore, state-of-the-art coordination algorithms rely on very strong assumptions, e.g., the exact knowledge of the position of the vehicles in the system. C-AVOID aims at filling these gaps, building a realistic framework that exploits a specific wireless technology, i.e., the new generation of cellular networks (5G). 5G shows undeniable potential for transportation systems thanks to (i) low end-to-end latency; (ii) edge computational capabilities of the Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) platform. Prompt and detailed information based on the direct feedback of connected cars allows to create a profile of typical driver maneuvers and decisions and of localization uncertainties, representing the building block of the new safety applications presented in C-AVOID. Processing latency and communication load will be taken into account through a MEC-enable hardware-in-the-loop simulator, and event-triggering communication will be proposed to counterattack possible application requirement violations.
C-AVOID will be carried out by the Experienced Researcher (ER), which has extensive familiarity with networking performance evaluation and system optimization. The ER will collaborate with supervisor Prof. Ellinas, which experience in Telco systems and patent procedures ensure the overall success of this action.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/automotive engineering/autonomous vehicle
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless/5g

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF


Kallipoleos Street 75
1678 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 145 941,12