Integrated Traffic Regulation and Data Networking for Autonomous Transportation Systems

Speaker: Yu-Yu Lin
Affiliation: Ph.D. Candidate - UCLA

Abstract: Classical transportation systems have been suffering from inefficiency in utilizing road capacity and incapability of guaranteeing safety due to inconsistent and unpredictable human based manipulations. This long standing issue is expected to be resolved through the introduction of vehicular autonomy, along with a properly configured traffic management system and an underlying communication network that supports the dissemination of safety and control messages. However, mechanisms to be used in the deployment of autonomous transportation systems are yet to be developed.

In this talk, we present our study of a platoon-based autonomous vehicular traffic regulation system. The traffic management system, serving to configure vehicles into platoons and regulating the on-ramp access of vehicular flows into the highway, is integrated with a design of a vehicular ad hoc network (VANET) system. The latter provides for the communications of essential message flows among highway vehicles. The fundamental tradeoffs that need to be made in designing the autonomous systems are modeled and studied. We propose an optimization framework to be used in designing the traffic control system in a manner that meet throughput and latency performance metrics across the vehicular mobility and the message communications networking dimensions of the overall system. We also study the design of a core network that employs Road Side Units (RSUs) that provide communications networking support in disseminating message flows among highway vehicles.

Biography: Yu-Yu Lin received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Honors Program from the National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 2008. He also received the M.S. degree in Communications Engineering from the National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, in 2010. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His research interests include power line communication networks and autonomous vehicular ad hoc networks. He received the 2012 EE Department Fellowship and the 2013–2014 Graduate Deans Scholar Award from UCLA.

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Date(s) - Dec 05, 2016
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

E-IV Faraday Room #67-124
420 Westwood Plaza - 6th Flr., Los Angeles CA 90095