A STUDY OF SELF-RELIANT CORNERING SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM

In Japan, an increasing number of serious traffic accidents are occuring while cornering. The causes of such accidents are excessive vehicle speeds due to the driver's incorrect recognition or misjudgment of road curvature, vehicle performance, or road conditions. Based on this information, a self-reliant cornering speed control system is being studied using a navigation system with a route guidance function. The system judges the appropriateness of cornering speed at the oncoming curve. If cornering speed is judged to be inappropriate, the system warns the driver, and brakes automatically if necessary. Another judgment method--called the zone method--judges the appropriateness of a cornering speed using the zone superimposed onto the navigation system map. The zone is calculated based upon vehicle speed and a predetermined rate of lateral acceleration. In cooperation with the Ministry of Transport's Advanced Safety Vehicle project, a cornering speed warning system using the zone method is introduced. The algorithm employed in the cornering speed warning system is explained and results of judgment tests using this system are presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Five volumes of papers and one volume of abstracts comprise the published set of conference materials.
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    TORANOMOM 34 MORI BUILDING 1-25-5
    TORANOMON, MINATOKU, TOKYO 105  Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Tamura, K
    • SEKINE, H
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  • Publication Date: 1995-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 1163

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00722055
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 25 1996 12:00AM