Overall Objectives
Research Program
Application Domains
Highlights of the Year
New Software and Platforms
New Results
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: Application Domains

Autonomous Vehicle

This new application domain builds in fact upon former collaborations of the TAO team with the automotive industry, that created the links with some of the researchers of the R&D departments of Renault (within the Systematic CSDL project and the SystemX ROM project (François Gonard's PhD) and PSA (M. Yagoubi's PhD [84], [85]).

The current work, in collaboration with Renault, is related to the safety of the autonomous vehicle. The validation of the software system is today based on statistics of incidents (failures of some automatized component) assessed from millions of hours of 'driving', either by human drivers in real cars, or by simulations. The work for TAU is related to the set of sample scenarii that are used to compute these statistics. This will require in the first place to identify some latent representation space common to both the actual real-life experiments and the results of the simulation, something that will be achieved using Deep Auto-Encoders of the time series recording the experiments. Two works have started this Fall: