The presentation will focus on the recent developments in intelligent vehicles. The talk will highlight perception issues of onboard sensors and will particularly focus on the application of low-cost technologies such as artificial vision. Successful stories will also be described, including the 13.000 km driverless test from Italy to China undertook by VisLab in 2010: it was the longest ever test of driverless cars on real roads and in real scenarios, with electric vehicles. Other domains of application of fully autonomous vehicles will also be surveyed.


Prof. Alberto Broggi received the Dr. Ing. (Master) degree in Electronic Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Information Technology both from the Universita` di Parma, Italy. He is now Full Professor at the Universita` di Parma and the Director of the Artificial Vision and Intelligent Systems Lab, VisLab.
As a pioneer in the use of machine vision for automotive applications and on driverless cars, he authored of more than 150 publications on international scientific journals, book chapters, refereed conference proceedings. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems for the term 2004-2008; he served the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society as President for the term 2010-2011, and now he's holding the Past-President position.

Prof. Alberto Broggi
Università di Parma

Thoughts on Fully Autonomous Vehicles
08:30-09:20, Thursday, July 19, 2012

Keynote Speaker