Autonomous Vehicles Online on Video: Pierre Lefevre talks controlling self-driving vehicles

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Tom Phillips

Autonomous Vehicles Online took place in May, and was Automotive IQ's first online event of the year. Our next - Automotive Safety and Security Online - happens on Wednesday, June 30, from 14:00 CET, so don't forget to sign up. Attendance is completely free.

Right now, we're revisiting some of the sessions from Autonomous Vehicles Online.

We published the opening keynote, delivered by Elpidoforos Arapantonis, solution architect at Volvo Cars last week, and now here's an interesting take on how you control self-driving vehicles, from Pierre Lefevre, CTO of COAST Autonomous.

COAST Autonomous is a California-based company that is developing a host of autonomous urban mobility solutions.

Pierre Lefevre is a leader in the field of robotics, 3D mapping, and autonomous vehicles. His pioneering work over the past twenty plus years has led to significant advancements in all three fields.

Pierre currently leads a team developing highly-accurate indoor and outdoor 3D mapping, commercial-ready vehicle automation and remote supervision systems.

How do you control a self-driving car?

With no need to control a car with a steering wheel, pedals, or gearshifter, the way a user interacts with a vehicle can change to suit.

But this shift is already taking place, not just with Bluetooth door locks and keyless go, but increasingly via smartphone – particularly when it comes to ordering transportation on demand.

Pierre's session covers:

  • How do you design user experience and user interaction for autonomy?
  • What is the role that artificial intelligence will play?
  • Voice, touch, heart beat and more – new ways that the car and human can be as one


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