Book co-published by SAE International and AUVSI Explores the Application of Autonomous Technologies

“Autonomous Technologies: Applications That Matter,” is a book from SAE International and AUVSI that explores autonomous technologies and how they are being applied now and how they may be used in the future.

WARRENDALE, Pa. November 09, 2014

"Autonomous Technologies: Applications That Matter," is a book from SAE International and AUVSI that explores autonomous technologies and how they are being applied now and how they may be used in the future.

The book assists readers in identifying profitable opportunities and avoiding costly misconceptions with respect to civilian applications of autonomous vehicle technologies as it brings together chapters on how air, water, and ground vehicles are becoming ever more used and appreciated.

Over the years, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Challenges in the United States have galvanized interest in autonomous cars, making them a real possibility in the mind of the public, but autonomous and unmanned vehicles have been increasingly employed in many roles on the ground, in the water, and in the air.

Military applications have received a great deal of attention, with drones being the most prominent. However, unmanned vehicles with varying degrees of autonomy already have many civilian applications. Some of these are quite familiar (such as the autonomous vacuum cleaner), while others remain largely out of the public eye (such as autonomous farm equipment). Additional applications and more capable vehicles are rapidly coming to the markets in the years ahead. This book examines a number of economically important areas in which unmanned and autonomous vehicles, also understood here as autonomous technologies, are already used or soon will be.

Main areas of interest covered include:

*Automated driving
*Cargo and freight
*Agricultural applications
*Consumer robots in the 21st century
*Landscaping applications
Unmanned maritime vehicles
Unmanned a-Aircraft s-Systems in e-Environmental monitoring applications
Privacy issues

Book Details:

*Published by: SAE International and AUVSI
*Pages: 212
*Binding: Softbound
*Product Code: JPF-AUV-004
*ISBN: 978-0-7680-7718-6

List price for the book is $65.00.

For more information, including free front and back matter, or to order "Autonomous Technologies: Applications That Matter," visit

Review copies are available for members of the media. To request an electronic review copy of the book, email Forward published reviews to Shawn Andreassi at or SAE International, 400 Commonwealth Dr., Warrendale PA, 15096-0001, to receive a print copy of the book or another equivalent SAE International book.

SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting more than 145,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) — the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems — represents more than 7,000 members from more than 60 allied countries involved in the fields of government, industry and academia. -

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