Speaker: Prof. Reinhard Klette, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Date: December 16, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Location: Lecture Hall, 4th floor, School of Information Science and Engineering (North Building), Central Campus
Sponsor: School of Information Science and Engineering
Abstract: The talk reports about two imminent revolutions in the automotive history which will define the on-road traffic in the smart city of the near future. Both revolutions are already starting to happen, and those cities which will prepare for their event will make the best possible use of them. The first revolution is the replacement of the manually steered vehicle by increasingly autonomously driving vehicles while driving on densely populated roads. Examples of goals are here to go towards zero-accident traffic and a more efficient use of existing road systems. Dense and autonomous traffic will reduce the need for additional roads, and avoid traffic jams by ensuring a steady flow of traffic. The second revolution is the replacement of gasoline powered vehicles by electric cars. Electric cars are completely emission free if charged from renewable energy sources; they also drive silent at low speeds, have significantly cheaper running costs, and also significantly cheaper servicing cost. Autonomous driving and electric vehicles will come, earlier or later, and both developments can benefit from smart city infrastructure projects for supporting their introduction. The talk reports about advances towards autonomous driving, and a city-wide study about the introduction of electric cars in Perth, Western Australia.
Bio: Professor Klette is Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Professor at the Auckland University of Technology, and Director of the Centre for Robotics & Vision (CeRV). He has been working on the study of computer vision for 30 years with world reputations in this field. In 2003, together with Azriel Rosenfeld, Professor at the University of Maryland, he compiled his first comprehensive book Digital Geometry. Since 2006, he has made significant contributions to Vision-based Driver Assistance, performance evaluation and the promotion of the algorithm of video processing (stereo matching and light stream). Since 1995, he has been invited to many important international academic meetings as a keynote speaker. From 2011 to 2013, he was the founding editor-in-chief of JCET (the Journal of Control Engineering and Technology); from 2001 to 2008, he acted as the associate editor of IEEE-PAMI, the most widely-cited journal in electronic engineering. He is a tenured member of the steering committee of the European biennial conferences on Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns (CAIP) from 1985, and member of the steering committee of the Pacific-Rim Symposia on Image and Video Technology (PSIVT) from 2005.
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Edited by: Lin Yutong