COLLISION AVOIDANCE RADAR BRAKING SYSTEMS INVESTIGATION: PHASE I STUDY

The feasibility of an automotive radar braking system suitable for installation on all U.S. automobiles as standard equipment was investigated on the basis of utilizing state-of-the-art technology and demonstrating cost-effective performance in terms of preventing accidents otherwise caused by inattentive or tardy driver response. A technology survey identified several radar brake system concepts existing in demonstrable hardware and capable of automatically responding to and avoiding impact with obstacles on a collision course. To assess the cost-effectiveness of radar brakes, four generalized baseline systems were defined: Automatic/noncooperative; automatic/cooperative; semi-automatic/noncooperative; semi-automatic/cooperative. These four system types were then considered in regard to their effectiveness in preventing accidents of certain categories judged responsive to their respective performance capabilities.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bendix Research Laboratories

    2800 Ten and One-Half Mile Road
    Southfield, MI  USA  48076

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Wong, R E
    • Payne, D V
    • Grierson, W O
    • Troll, W C
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 120 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080954
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RLD-7299 Final Rpt., HS-801 253
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00913
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1975 12:00AM