DRIVING ENVIRONMENT RECOGNITION SYSTEM ON HIGHWAY

In recent years, various types of electronic technology have been incorporated in automobiles and many studies are being carried out to improve the safety and ease of driving operation. Image processing is particularly attractive with its ability to directly recognize visual information on which a driver depends almost entirely for driving. A car-mounted image processing unit was developed and applications were researched to support systems for driving and automatic driving systems. A driving environment recognition system is being realized with high reliability even under hazardous weather conditions and toward an adaptive cruise control system, which allows driving with constant automatic intervehicle distancing by fusion of infrared image processing and millimeter wave radar. It is possible to determine whether the object that the radar system detects is a car or not and whether it is on the same lane or the other lane. In this paper the image processing unit, a road recognition algorithm, and a preceding vehicle recognition method with a millimeter wave radar system are described. The results of applying this technolgoy to an adaptive cruise control system are introduced.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Five volumes of papers and one volume of abstracts comprise the published set of conference materials.
  • Corporate Authors:

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    TORANOMOM 34 MORI BUILDING 1-25-5
    TORANOMON, MINATOKU, TOKYO 105  Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Yasugi, H
    • Shima, N
    • Nakamura, R
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  • Publication Date: 1995-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 1116

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00722047
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 25 1996 12:00AM