AutoRally: An Open Platform for Aggressive Autonomous Driving

Brian Goldfain, Paul Drews, Changxi You, Matthew Barulic, Orlin Velev, Panagiotis Tsiotras, James M. Rehg

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The technical challenge of creating a self-driving vehicle remains an open problem despite significant advancements from universities, car manufacturers, and technology companies. Full autonomy, known as level 5 (see Society of Automotive Engineers Levels of Driving Automation), is defined as full-Time performance by an automated driving system of all aspects of the dynamic driving task under all roadway and environmental conditions that can be managed by a human driver. It is estimated that level 5 autonomous vehicles on public roads will help eliminate more than 90% [1] of the 35,000 annual traffic fatalities caused by human error in the United States [2]; reduce commute time, road congestion, and pollution; and increase driving resource utilization [3].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8616931
Pages (from-to)26-55
Number of pages30
JournalIEEE Control Systems
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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