Modelling and Simulation of an Autonomous Vehicle Ethical Steering Control System (ESCS)

Joshua D'Souza, Keith J. Burnham, James E. Pickering

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    Abstract

    This research uses modelling and simulation tools to investigate a vehicle ethical steering control system (ESCS) for autonomous vehicles (AVs). The ESCS would be activated when unavoidable collisions are detected and an ethical decision in regard to the selection of a collision target needs to be made. The ESCS involves three stages with these being; kinematic bicycle model (to model an AV), steering angle control of the AV and velocity control of all AVs involved in the collision. In terms of the ESCS, the primary ethical approach is that of the utilitarian philosophy, i.e., steering into the path of least injury severity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2022 26th International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics, MMAR 2022 - Proceedings
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages76-80
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)9781665468572
    ISBN (Print)9781665468596
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Sept 2022
    Event26th International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics, MMAR 2022 - Virtual, Miedzyzdroje, Poland
    Duration: 22 Aug 202225 Aug 2022

    Conference

    Conference26th International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics, MMAR 2022
    Country/TerritoryPoland
    CityVirtual, Miedzyzdroje
    Period22/08/2225/08/22

    Bibliographical note

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    Keywords

    • autonomous vehicle
    • bicycle model
    • decision making
    • ethics
    • steering control system

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Control and Optimization
    • Modelling and Simulation

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