Robust lane tracking algorithm for forward target detection of automated driving vehicles

Detection of a primary forward target is one of the most important factors in a longitudinal control system of automated driving vehicles. If there is no special event such as a lane change, a lane detected by a vision sensor can be deemed as a predicted driving path of the ego vehicle. Based on this, it is possible to determine the state of the primary forward target vehicle accurately using the detected lanes. However, malfunction of vision sensors can induce unrecognized and misrecognized lane detection problems on account of internal/external environment factors. Furthermore, if a detection point is getting farther from the subject vehicle, the detection accuracy is getting lower because of inaccuracy of lane model parameters. To solve these problems, a novel method of lane tracking has been investigated. First, an integrated sensor module that combines a virtual sensor and a vision sensor has been developed. The virtual sensor is combined kinematic and dynamic vehicle model to be used in the full-speed range. Second, a lane estimator to improve lane detection accuracy at a long distance has been developed. The lane width in the public road can be assumed to be constant in the same road type. Based on this assumption, the clothoid parameters can be restored and consequently improve the lane detection accuracy. The performance of the proposed algorithm was verified by actual vehicle tests on public roads with manual driving and on proving ground with an automated driving system. The proposed algorithm has been compared with a conventional method which is based on in-vehicle yaw rate sensor. The test results have shown significant improvement of lane tracking performance over the conventional method.


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  • Accession Number: 01716582
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 2019 5:19PM