Autonomous, Connected and Electric (ACE) Vehicle

Autonomous, Connected and Electric (ACE) Vehicle

ACE Vehicle and Team

The ACIS laboratory is currently working on the development of autonomous and connected vehicle technologies which will be implemented on an electric vehicle. Combining autonomous and connected technologies will allow us to establish an effective transportation network known as cooperative driving. The autonomous vehicle technology is required to increase reliability of the overall cooperative driving network by alleviating the impact of individual human error within the network. Integrating connected vehicle technology provides the vehicle with the ability to communicate and be aware of surrounding vehicles’ intended actions. Up-to-date information about traffic and road conditions, nearby vehicles, and surrounding smart infrastructure such as signs, signals and sensors provides valuable input to the vehicle’s motion planning and control algorithms.

This research has five main project streams:

1). Localization and Mapping

2). Object Detection and Tracking

3). Dedicated Short Range Communication

4). High-Level Decision Making (path planning and decision making)

5). Hybrid Control


The table below illustrates how the five projects will separately contribute to the development of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), connected vehicle (CV) technology and autonomous vehicle (AV) technology which will ultimately build a cooperative driving network.

ADAS CV Technology AV Technology Cooperative Driving
Localization and Mapping
Object Detection and Tracking
Dedicated Short Range Communication
High-Level Decision Making
Hybrid Control

The ACIS laboratory focuses on the development of the autonomous vehicle technology and the integration of the autonomous and connected vehicle technologies. For the research related to connected vehicle technology we are collaborating with Dr. Michelson’s Radio Science laboratory at the UBC Vancouver campus.