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1. (WO2018204544) SIMULATED VEHICLE TRAFFIC FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/204544    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/030737
Publication Date: Fri Nov 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu May 03 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: G08G 1/16
G08G 1/01
G06Q 50/30
Applicants: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Inventors: LIU, Xianghong
FENG, Yiheng
Title: SIMULATED VEHICLE TRAFFIC FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES
Abstract:
A system and method for simulating a real roadway environment that can be used for testing of a real connected autonomous vehicle (CAV) on roadways using augmented reality to add simulated virtual environmental objects such as additional vehicles, pedestrians, and other obstructions to the nearby surroundings seen by the CAV under test. The method carried out by the system includes: receiving vehicle status information indicating the location of a connected real vehicle as it moves along a roadway; and generating a simulated environment of the real vehicle on the roadway using a mapped model of the roadway and the vehicle status information. The simulated environment includes one or more virtual objects such as vehicles, pedestrians, or other obstructions, and these simulated virtual objects may be sent to the real vehicle for testing of its response without requiring the use of real vehicles, pedestrians, or other obstructions.