Our senior engineer Saoto Tsuchiya delivered a presentation at a conference held in Yokohama 2023 JSAE Annual Congress (Spring) in PACIFICO YOKOHAMA on May 26th, 2023.
■ Presentation Title
During “Cars That Think and Communicate I -Beyond Autonomous Driving- (OS) ” session, “Path Following for Low Speed Vehicles”
The presentation captured the audience’s interest, and Mr. Tsuchiya handled numerous questions afterward. At Okinawa R&D center we are focused on creating slow-speed, self-driving vehicles like senior mobility cars and wheelchair-like aids. We are aiming to make sure everyone, especially the elderly and those with mobility challenges, can enjoy a comfortable and smooth ride. In this study, we theoretically Analyzed optimal turning paths for enhancing ride comfort in autonomous vehicle navigation. To be more specific, we formulated a turning path and velocity profile to optimize ride comfort when vehicle is moving not just at a constant speed but also acceleration and deceleration phases. We plan to verify it through real-world vehicle testing for both the senior car under development and the path-following approach mentioned in the presentation title. Keep an eye out for upcoming research reports to witness the outcomes of our ongoing endeavors!