The Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) of the University of Macau (UM) successfully held a forum on autonomous driving: Scenario-Generated Simulation recently (24th), experts from universities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area were invited to share. The forum also attracted nearly 100 scholars and students from different fields to discuss the generation and application of metaverse-based platform that allows for the superimposition of real autonomous driving vehicles in simulated scenarios. Scholars from City University of Hong Kong, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangdong Institute of Intelligent Science and Technology, Tsinghua University and UM shared and summarized the research results and practical experiences of autonomous driving in the China, Hong Kong and Macao.
The forum was held at UM and covered a number of important technologies, including the introduction of the Macao Car Racing Metaverse (MoCAM) Platform, the combination of virtual world and real world data, the robustness of autonomous driving systems, and the optimization and learning of autonomous navigation. In his speech, Xu Cheng-Zhong, Dean of FST, said that metaverse and autonomous driving are the top trending topics in the world. The metaverse platform has the function of generating virtual scenes, which can provide an ideal experimental environment and technical support to verify the algorithm of autonomous driving and develop vehicle perception system, perform testing of the adaptability, stability and efficiency of the autonomous vehicle. Through this forum, universities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area will be allowed to exchange experiences and ideas in cutting-edge fields, and have more opportunities for cooperation, laying the ground for the development of diversified industries in Macao.
In addition, the University of Macau, City University of Hong Kong and Southern University of Science and Technology will jointly organize and a Metaverse Autonomous Driving Challenge this year, using the Metaverse platform to provide students and researchers an ideal experimental environment and opportunity to learn from each other. The forum attracted numerous professors and students from FST, State Key Laboratory of Internet of Things for Smart City, and Collaborative Innovation Research Institute.