Real-Time Data Processing in Autonomous Vehicles Based on Distributed Architecture: A Case Study

  • Yassine El HafidEmail author
  • Abdessamad El Rharras
  • Abdellah Chehri
  • Rachid Saadane
  • Mohammed Wahbi
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 185)


This work aims to evaluate the real-time processing system in the context of an autonomous vehicle with limited hardware and software capabilities. We elaborate algorithm implemented in 1/10 scale electric car using a line scan camera, speed sensors, and embedded electronic control system. The vehicle navigates in an arbitrary one-lane circuit using an edge detection algorithm. The challenge was to make a complete one loop of the arbitrary circuit in the shortest time with various lighting conditions. The experiments show that several issues were revealed in each step of data sensors processing and need a robust algorithm to handle exceptions caused by multiple disturbances. Furthermore, we paid particular attention to time constraints in embedded processor calculation and actuators response time to achieve reliable critical software control algorithms.


Autonomous vehicle Real-time data processing Embedded system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yassine El Hafid
    • 1
    Email author
  • Abdessamad El Rharras
    • 1
  • Abdellah Chehri
    • 2
  • Rachid Saadane
    • 1
  • Mohammed Wahbi
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory Engineering SystemSIRC/LAGeS-EHTP Hassania School of Public WorksCasblancaMorocco
  2. 2.Department of Applied SciencesUniversity of Quebec in ChicoutimiChicoutimiCanada

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