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Featured SAE MOBILUS Publications

Field Guide to Lidar


Field Guide to Lidar covers the various components and types of active electro-optical sensors—referred to as lidars in the text—from simple 2D direct-detection lidars to multiple sub-aperture synthetic aperture lidars. Other topics covered include receivers, apertures, atmospheric effects, and appropriate processing of different lidars.

Autonomous Technologies: Applications That Matter


Over the years, the DARPA Challenges in the United States have galvanized interest in autonomous cars, making them a real possibility in the mind of the public, but autonomous and unmanned vehicles have been increasingly employed in many roles on land, in the water, and in the air.

Latest News

U.S. Air Force invests in Explainable-AI for unmanned aircraft

Software star-up, Z Advanced Computing, Inc. (ZAC), has received funding from the U.S. Air Force to incorporate the company’s 3D image recognition technology into unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and drones for aerial image and object recognition. ZAC’s in-house image recognition software is based on Explainable-AI (XAI), where computer-generated image results can be understood by human experts.

Texas A&M adds human-in-the-loop safety net for self-driving shuttles

Texas A&M University is the first organization to use Designated Driver's teleoperation technology on public roads – effectively putting a human behind the wheel of the university’s autonomous vehicle (AV) fleet. The technology will provide remote human guidance to the Texas A&M AV shuttles operating downtown in nearby Bryan, Texas. The first use case: overriding the shuttles’ autonomy at four-way intersections.

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Introduction to Automated Vehicle Safety: Multi-Agent, Functional Safety, and SOTIF

September 9-20, 2019 SAE International Web Seminar

Fatal accidents involving automated vehicles have made it clear that safety is paramount to their acceptance, testing, verification, validation, and deployment. In fact, safety has been ranked as the number one concern for the acceptance and adoption of automated vehicles, and understandably so, since safety has some of the most complex requirements in the development of such vehicles.