Abstract: Connected Automated driving is an important emerging field and attendees would be able to gain technical and policy knowledge in this field by attending the talk. Background on vehicular safety communications and current deployments in various parts of the world will be provided. Vehicular communication will enable sensor data sharing between vehicles which could be the key for achieving higher levels of automation. Novel sensor fusion and artificial intelligence techniques exploiting sensor data (camera, radar, GPS etc.) from neighboring cars can be used for designing perception and mapping functionalities for automated vehicles. We will discuss results from field testing and show advantages of connected automated driving.
Bio: Gaurav is Principal Researcher at the Toyota InfoTechnology Center in Mountain View, CA, where he leads several research initiatives on the design of communication systems for Automated Driving. Gaurav is an expert in Vehicular Communications, pioneering contributions in Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) congestion control and in innovative use-cases to leverage connectivity in cars. His current research interests also include millimeter wave & full-duplex wireless communications. Gaurav represents Toyota in the Automakers’ Vehicle Safety Communication Consortium and in the SAE, ETSI standardization bodies. Gaurav's paper on DSRC Congestion Control received the Best Paper Award at the IEEE WiVEC Symposium. He also holds several patents in the field. Gaurav serves in the editorial board of IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine and IEEE Connected Vehicles Initiative. Gaurav holds Electrical Engineering degrees from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and The University of British Columbia.