Cooperation for Autonomous Cars: Why and How?

Arnaud de la Fortelle

September 15, 2017

Arnaud de la fortelleArnaud de La Fortelle, of MINES ParisTech, Center for Robotics,  presented Cooperation for Autonomous Cars: Why and How? from 4-5 pm in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building on Sept. 15, 2017.


Autonomous cars are being deployed - at least automated functions - but these cars are mainly standalone. Making autonomous cars that are also cooperative is difficult, but arguably this is unavoidable. This talk will briefly present the why, and in more detail, the how, especially the various impacts cooperation has on autonomous car architectures (technical challenge) and the further problems it raises (scientific challenges).

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Arnaud de La Fortelle has engineer degrees from the French École Polytechnique and École des Ponts et Chaussées (2 top French institutions) and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics. He managed (being coordinator twice) several French and European projects. He moved to MINES ParisTech in 2006 where he became director of the Center for Robotics in 2008. He was elected in 2009 to the Board of Governors of IEEE ITSS (Intelligent Transportation System Society). He is a member of the Board of the French SIA (Automotive Engineers Society). He has been a member of several program committees for conferences. Since 2015, he has served as president of the French ANR scientific evaluation committee for sustainable mobility and cities. He also served as expert for the European H2020 program.  While keeping some teaching and fundamental research in probability theory, his main topic of interest is now cooperative systems (communication, data distribution, control, mathematical certification) and their applications (e.g. Cybercars, collective taxis). He chairs the international research chair Drive for All with sponsors Valeo, Safran and Peugeot and partners UC Berkeley, EPFL and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.