With an increasing number of autonomous features, drivers might be dispensable. But there might be situations, in which the software and hardware of autonomous systems is not able to find an appropriate solution (e.g. an applicable driving path) itself. In such a case, if there is no suitable driver inside, the vehicle might just get stuck in a safe-mode, where it can not proceed with executing the driving task.
Teleoperated Driving can help to solve such problematic situations. Teleoperated Driving means, controlling a vehicle by an human whenever it is required. To make use of Teleoperated Driving it is mandatory that there is a reliable connection between the remote operator and the vehicle. To prevent high investment costs regarding the infrastructure, a widely deployed technology, the cellular network, has to be used.
Unfortunately, cellular networks face potential obstacles for utilizing Teleoperated Driving. These obstacles are variable network coverage, high and variable latency as well as low and variable bandwidth. Within this research, we want to address the potential obstacles of the cellular network and provide solutions to safely enable Teleoperated Driving in everyday traffic scenarios.
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