AMAA 2018

Smart Systems for Clean, Safe and Shared Road Vehicles

11-12 September 2018
Berlin (Germany)

Conference Book

In order to guarantee a worldwide availability of all contributions to the AMAA conferences, a conference book is published in the engeneering library of Springer as part of the series “Lecture Notes in Mobility”. The 2018 edition, hosting the conference proceedings of AMAA 2018, will be made available directly at the conference free of charge as part of the information material for the participants. Additional copies are available at your local bookstore or over the web.

Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications 2017

Smart Systems for Clean, Safe and Shared Road Vehicles

Jörg Dubbert, Beate Müller, Gereon Meyer (Eds.)
“Lecture Notes in Mobility”, Springer
ISBN: 978-3-319-99762-9

This book contains the papers presented at the 21th anniversary edition of the AMAA conference held in Berlin, Germany in 2018. The theme of the conference was “Smart Systems Transforming the Automobile”.

Self-driving and electric on-demand taxis and shuttle buses are widely consideredas the optimal means of future urban transport. They seem to provide solutions forthe most pressing current issues in the mobility sector, such as road fatalities,climate change, and pollution, as well as land use for transport. While thosevehicles arefirst being tested in controlled environments around the world today,they may rapidly reach maturity due to the disruptive character of the underlyinginnovations: According to the roadmaps of the European Technology Platforms inthe automotive domain, advancements in smart sensors, control and communicationsystems will enable the implementation of high-degree connected and automateddriving (i.e., SAE levels 3 and above) on the motorway and in urban environmentsin the 2020-25 time frame. This coincides with the projected begin of a broadmarket introduction of electric vehicles: Due to fast progress in battery and pow-ertrain systems’performance in combination with economies of scale, an up to tenpercent market share of such vehicles has been predicted for 2020, quickly rising to40 percent by 2025.The two technicalfields of automation and electrification are highly interlinkeddue to similarities in (a) the electronics and data architecture of control, (b) thecooperation in energy matters, and (c) the systemic character of the operatingenvironment. In an ideal world, a self-driving car, e.g., would no longer require anypassive safety systems, as it would be safe per se. Consequently, such vehiclewould be much lighter and, if electrified, could be much more energy efficient, thusproviding a longer driving range. It should be noted, however, that due to its higherlevel of convenience, a self-driving car may be used more intensively. This and theincrease in computing power and sensor equipment could lead to the reverse effectof using more energy, counteracting the advantages of electric vehicles in terms ofenergy savings and climate protection. A joint study by a number of NationalLaboratories in the USA recently found that these two opposite effects counter-balance each other: While the energy consumption per km may decline by a factorof 1/3, the overall energy consumption may increase by a factor of three.vTrue synergies of electric, connected, and automated driving may be unlocked incombination with shared mobility, though. Car sharing as a systemic mobility service offer would reduce the total cost of ownership of automated and electricvehicles, facilitate the management of battery charging, and reduce the number ofparked cars. And ride-sharing, provided, e.g., by self-driving and electric on-demandshuttles, would in addition be highly cost-efficient and customer-oriented, and itcould potentially reduce the overall number of cars on the streets. The exploitation ofsuch synergies may accelerate innovation at both enabling technologies and appli-cations levels, which would be essential for fully realizing the benefits of connected,automated, and electrified vehicles.The International Forum on Advanced Microsystems for AutomotiveApplications (AMAA) has been covering the progress in connected, automated, andelectrified vehicles and the enabling technologies for many years. In view of theabove-mentioned considerations, the topic of the 22nd edition of AMAA, held atBerlin on September 11–12, 2018, was“Smart Systems for Clean, Safe and SharedRoad Vehicles.”The 2018 AMAA conference also marked the transition from aprevious to a new Coordination and Support Action for its support, namely from“Safe and Connected Automation in Road Transport”(SCOUT) of the initiative to“Coherent Support for Mobility.E Strategy”(COSMOS) of the ECSEL Joint Undertaking.

The AMAA’s ongoing mission to detect novel trends in automotive ICT, electronics and smart systems and to discuss the technological implications is once again reflected in this volume. The book will be a valuable read for research experts and professionals in the automotive and smart systems industry but the book may also be beneficial for graduate students.