TOWARDS A 'SENSOR-FRIENDLY' ENVIRONMENT : EMERGING CONCEPTS FOR COOPERATIVE VEHICLE AND ROADWAY MARKINGS

Under the premise that relatively near-term and passive vehicle and roadway markings can enhance the effectiveness of otherwise autonomous driver-assist sensing systems, alternative candidate vehicle and roadway feature marking concepts have been explored within a project with scope that encompasses analytical and experimental investigations of cooperative markings or systems on the highway and on vehicles to enhance target signals detected by intelligent vehicle sensing systems. The pacing assumption is that driver-assist safety services will at least initially be implemented in autonomous vehicles; hence it these services cannot be dependent on special highway or roadside features. With that in mind, the intent of the work is not to make sensing systems dependent on any special infrastructure or Federally- mandated vehicle markings; rather, the intent to understand how to provide supplemental infrastructure as an independent measure to improve the performance of autonomous intelligent vehicle sensing systems. In that manner, the default operating mode would be in the absence of cooperative markings, but if they do exist, system effectiveness could be enhanced

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  • English

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  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00796701
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: PATH
  • Created Date: Aug 17 2000 12:00AM