Targeting lane-change accidents for heavy vehicles

So called blind-spot systems have been on the market for passenger cars since the beginning of 2006. This paper investigates the use of Lane Change Decision Aid Systems (LCDAS) on heavy vehicles and describes the implementation of an LCDAS in a heavy vehicle. The length of heavy vehicles coupled with the possibility of very high relative velocities, puts a lot of stress on the sensors used. The range needs to be significantly longer than in the case of passenger cars. Also, since there are large areas where the driver of the heavy vehicle is unable to spot other vehicles, the detection areas also need to be a lot different than the ones used around passenger cars. Despite its high complexity and the time it takes to get used to the system, the LCDA system in the demonstrator vehicle has been received mostly positive among the test drivers.

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  • Authors:
    • Degerman, P
    • Ah-King, J
    • Nystroem, T
    • Meinecke, M-M
  • Publication Date: 2012


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 167-75
  • Monograph Title: Fahrerassistenz und Integrierte Sicherheit. 28. VDI/VW-Gemeinschaftstagung am 10. und 11. Oktober 2012 in Wolfsburg
  • Serial:
    • VDI-Berichte
    • Issue Number: 2166
    • Publisher: VDI Verlag GmbH
    • ISSN: 0083-5560

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  • Accession Number: 01501116
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • ISBN: 978-3-18-092166-2
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 12 2013 8:38AM