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Vehicles equipped with intelligent systems designed to prevent accidents, such as collision warning systems (CWSs) or lane-keeping assistance (LKA), are now on the market. The next step in reducing road accidents is to coordinate such vehicles in advance not only to avoid collisions but to improve traffic flow as well. To this end, vehicle-to-infrastructure(More)
−Reducing the number of traffic accidents is a declared target of most governments. Since dependence on driver reaction is the main cause of road accidents, it would be advisable to replace the human factor in some driving-related tasks with automated solutions. In order to automate a vehicle it is necessary to control the actuators of a car, i.e., the(More)
This paper presents our approach to TORCS Car Racing Competition 2009, it is based on a complete modular architecture capable of driving automatically a car along a track with or without oppents. The architecture is composed of five simple modules being each one responsible for a basic aspect of car driving. The modules control gear shiftings, steer(More)
In this paper, we overview the 2009 Simulated Car Racing Championship-an event comprising three competitions held in association with the 2009 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), the 2009 ACM Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO), and the 2009 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Games (CIG). First, we describe the(More)
In car racing, blocking refers to maneuvers that can prevent, disturb or possibly block an overtaking action by an incoming car. In this paper, we present an advanced overtaking behavior that is able to deal with opponents implementing advanced blocking strategies. The behavior we developed has been integrated in an existing fuzzy-based architecture for(More)
A major research topic in intelligent transportation systems (ITSs) is the development of systems that will be capable of controlling the flow of vehicular traffic through crossroads, particularly in urban environments. This could significantly reduce traffic jams, since autonomous vehicles would be capable of calculating the optimal speed to maximize the(More)
Research on intelligent transport systems (ITSs) is steadily leading to safer and more comfortable control for vehicles. Systems that permit longitudinal control have already been implemented in commercial vehicles, acting on throttle and brake. Nevertheless, lateral control applications are less common in the market. Since a too-sudden turn of the steering(More)
— The techniques of Soft Computing are recognized as having a strong learning and cognition capability as well as good tolerance to uncertainty and imprecision. These properties allow them to be applied successfully to Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), a broad range of diverse technologies that designed to answer many transportation problems. The(More)
In this paper, a new multiple population based meta-heuristic to solve combinatorial optimization problems is introduced. This meta-heuristic is called Golden Ball (GB), and it is based on soccer concepts. To prove the quality of our technique, we compare its results with the results obtained by two different Genetic Algorithms (GA), and two Distributed(More)
We propose a multi-crossover and adaptive island based population algorithm (MAIPA). This technique divides the entire population into subpopulations, or demes, each with a different crossover function, which can be switched according to the efficiency. In addition, MAIPA reverses the philosophy of conventional genetic algorithms. It gives priority to the(More)