MICROCOMPUTER CONTROL FOR THE CAR OF THE FUTURE

The introduction of microprocessors to the automobile opens many new exciting possibilities for improved performance, safety, and convenience in future cars. This paper investigates the use of microprocessors to monitor and display a variety of performance- and safety- related sensors in the automobile and to adapt a noncooperative cw/fm radar to automotive needs. A description of the radar is provided including its performance specifications and functions. The radar has successfully demonstrated headway control with respect to other vehicles on the road; collision-mitigation braking when a collision is clearly imminent; and warning the driver of obstacles and cars ahead.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Radio Corporation of America

    Corporate Engineering Service, 2-8 Camden Street
    Camden, NJ  USA  08110
  • Authors:
    • Belohoubek, E F
    • Cusack, J
    • Risko, J
    • Rosen, J
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 26-31
  • Serial:
    • RCA Engineer
    • Volume: 23
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Radio Corporation of America

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173964
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM