Toward Autonomous Collision Avoidance by Steering

The authors of this paper introduce a novel automotive safety function to aid in road vehicle driver decision-making called Emergency Lane Assist (ELA). Lane guidance systems aid in safe driving by preventing dangerous lane departure by vehicles using vision systems. A major difficulty with systems of this type is the situation in which the driver assistance system is activated falsely during an intentional lane change. A second well-known hazard of such systems is driver misuse, as drivers may increasingly become dependent on the system and lose attention to the road. However, a system has already been introduced to reduce this risk by only allowing this type of lane guiding system to apply 80 percent of the necessary torque to keep the vehicle in the proper lane. Two types of tests were conducted to ensure no false alarms were given by the system. The first such test used a driving simulation with equipped vehicles placed in near-miss situations and the second was a statistical investigation.

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  • Authors:
    • Eidehall, Andreas
    • Pohl, Jochen
    • Gustafsson, Fredrik
    • Ekmark, Jonas
  • Publication Date: 2007-3


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01044993
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 22 2007 2:15PM