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Sensors 2012, 12(12), 16498-16521; doi:10.3390/s121216498

Autonomous Manoeuvring Systems for Collision Avoidance on Single Carriageway Roads

University Institute for Automobile Research (INSIA), Technical University of Madrid (UPM), 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Received: 13 August 2012 / Revised: 19 November 2012 / Accepted: 27 November 2012 / Published: 29 November 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New Trends towards Automatic Vehicle Control and Perception Systems)
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Abstract

The accurate perception of the surroundings of a vehicle has been the subject of study of numerous automotive researchers for many years. Although several projects in this area have been successfully completed, very few prototypes have actually been industrialized and installed in mass produced cars. This indicates that these research efforts must continue in order to improve the present systems. Moreover, the trend to include communication systems in vehicles extends the potential of these perception systems transmitting their information via wireless to other vehicles that may be affected by the surveyed environment. In this paper we present a forward collision warning system based on a laser scanner that is able to detect several potential danger situations. Decision algorithms try to determine the most convenient manoeuvre when evaluating the obstacles’ positions and speeds, road geometry, etc. Once detected, the presented system can act on the actuators of the ego-vehicle as well as transmit this information to other vehicles circulating in the same area using vehicle-to-vehicle communications. The system has been tested for overtaking manoeuvres under different scenarios and the correct actions have been performed.
Keywords: intelligent transport systems; laser scanner; cooperative warning; wireless communications intelligent transport systems; laser scanner; cooperative warning; wireless communications
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Jiménez, F.; Naranjo, J.E.; Gómez, Ó. Autonomous Manoeuvring Systems for Collision Avoidance on Single Carriageway Roads. Sensors 2012, 12, 16498-16521.

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