Autonomous Vehicles: Intelligent Transport Systems and Smart Technologies


Nicu Bizon (Editor)
University of Pitesti, Arges, Romania

Lucian Dascalescu (Editor)
University of Poitiers-ENSMA, France

Naser Mahdavi Tabatabaei (Editor)
Electrical Engineering Department, Seraj Higher Education Institute, Tabriz, Iran

Series: Mechanical Engineering Theory and Applications
BISAC: TEC004000

This is the first comprehensive book on the autonomous vehicles as a part of the smart transportation systems. It was written by scientists and engineers who had been actively contributing to the development of technical knowledge in this field. The authors tried to cover both the theoretical background and the multitude of practical issues related to either commercially-available or laboratory-validated vehicular technologies.

The book will be invaluable not only for engineers directly concerned with the development of autonomous vehicles, but also to those who are interested in various fields that overlap with these specific topics: power engineering, electrical drives, control systems, sensors and actuators and artificial intelligence. Technical executives concerned with intelligent transportation systems will also find it timely and important. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Part I. Intelligent Transport Systems

Chapter 1 – Radar Sensor Detectors for Vehicle Safety Systems (pp. 3-56)
Modar Safir Shbat and Vyacheslav Tuzlukov (School of Electronics Engineering, College of IT Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Korea)

Chapter 2 – Airborne Ultrasonic Imaging: SONAR Based Image Generation for Autonomous Vehicles (pp. 57-80)
Dorel Aiordachioaie, Laurentiu Frangu, Silviu Epure, Radu Belea, Marius Mazarel, Constantin Miholca and Claudiu Chiculita (“Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Electronics and Telecommunications Department, Romania)

Chapter 3 – Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Dynamics (pp. 81-112)
Mustafa Dinc and Chingiz Hajiyev (Aeronautics and Astronautics Faculty, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)

Chapter 4 – Advances in Environment Sensing and Perception Technologies and Algorithms for Autonomous Ground Vehicles (pp. 113-146)
Constantin Ilas, Irina Mocanu and Mariana Ilas (Department of Computer Science, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest, and Department of Electronics, Telecommunications and IT, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania)

Chapter 5 – Intelligent Highway Surveillance and Safety Systems (pp. 147-184)
Valentin Alexandru Stan, Radu Serban Timnea and Razvan Andrei Gheorghiu (“Politehnica” University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania)

Chapter 6 – Cyber Security Evaluation of Critical Infrastructures Systems (pp. 185-206)
Alecsandru Pătraşcu and Emil Simion (Advanced Technologies Institute, Bucharest, Romania)

Chapter 7 – Sustainable Information Systems Management for Spatial Governance (pp. 207-234)
Angela Ioniţă, Marcel Foca and Maria Vişan (Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, “Mihai Drăgănescu” of Romanian Academy, Romania)

Chapter 8 – Standards of Communications in the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) (pp. 235-246)
Maaruf Ali, Ministry of Higher Education (University of Ha’il, College of Computer Science & Engineering, Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering, Ha’il, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)

Part II. Smart Technologies applied in the Electrical and Hybrid Vehicles

Chapter 9 – Power Electronics and Drives Used in Automotive Applications (pp. 249-274)
Ersan Kabalci (Electrical and Electronics Engineering Dept., Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Nevsehir University, Turkey)

Chapter 10 – Power Control of Plug-In Electric Vehicles in Smart Grids (pp. 275-292)
Amin Hajizadeh, Amir Hossein Shahirinia and David C. Yu (Department of Electrical Engineering, Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Iran and others)

Chapter 11 – Optimal Short-Term Scheduling of Aggregators for Plug-In Electric Vehicles (pp. 293-312)
Mohammad Moradi-Dalvand and Behnam Mohammadi-Ivatloo (Department of Electrical Engineering, Power and Water University of Technology, Tehran, and Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran)

Chapter 12 – Energy Efficiency of the Hybrid Power Source Used in the Plug-In Fuel Cell Vehicles (pp. 313-352)
Nicu Bizon, Marian Raducu, Mihai Oproescu and Luminita Mirela Constantinescu (University of Pitesti, Arges, Pitesti, and University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania)

Chapter 13 – Dynamic Response of Electric Machines for Electric Vehicles/Hybrid Electric Vehicles (EV/HEV) (pp. 353-378)
Robert Beloiu, Mariana Iorgulescu and Corina Savulescu (University of Pitesti, Romania)

Chapter 14 – Use of the External Magnetic Field for Supervision and Diagnosis of Electrical Traction Motors (pp. 379-408)
Remus Pusca, Raphael Romary and Andrian Ceban (University of Lille Nord de France, Lille, and University of Artois, LSEE, Béthune, France)

Chapter 15 – Batteries for Electrical Vehicles: A Review (pp. 409-430)
Bogdan Enache, Emilian Lefter and Costin Cepișcă (University of Pitești, Faculty of Electronics, Communications and Computers, str. Târgul din Vale nr. 1, Pitești, Argeș, and University Politehnica Bucharest, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, București, Romania)

Chapter 16 – Computational Study of Li-Ion Batteries for Automotive Applications (pp. 431-452)
Iñigo Aramendia, Unai Fernández-Gámiz, Jose Antonio Ramos, Javier Sancho and Ekaitz Zulueta (University of the Basque Country, Nuclear Engineering and Fluid Mechanics Dep. Nieves Cano 12, 01006 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Araba, Spain)

Chapter 17 – Ni-Cd Batteries for Automotive Applications: The ac Electrical Data of the Ni-Cd Battery in the Havriliak-Negami Dielectric Representation (pp. 453-484)
Mohammad A. Alim, Sudip Bhattacharjee, Sanjida Khanam, Nasiha Muna and Sabiha Runa (Departments of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Mathematics, Chemical and Materials Engineering, and College of Engineering, Alabama A & M University, Huntsville, Alabama, US)

Chapter 18 – Advanced Drive Architectures and State of the Art In-Wheel Motors (pp. 485-508)
Blaz Stefe and Gorazd Lampic (Elaphe Propulsion Technologies Ltd., Slovenia)

Chapter 19 – The Future of Electrical Vehicles (pp. 509-530)
Wim J.C. Melis (University of Greenwich at Medway, UK)


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