In-Vehicle Safety System Performance Depending on the Quality of Road Markings

When driving a motor vehicle, one of a driver's basic tasks is to follow a traffic route in such a way as not to endanger other drivers or pedestrians. In order to improve traffic safety, manufacturers install new safety systems in automobiles as soon as they are tested and become available. With this in mind, this paper discusses the recent introduction of an Involuntary Lane-crossing Alert System (ILAS) that warns drivers of unintended and incorrect crossing of a full or broken line during driving. Proper functioning of ILAS requires high quality road markings on the carriageway in order to allow this safety system to accurately identify them in time. Road markings can be defined as a set of longitudinal and transversal lines, signs, and symbols, the combination of which comprise the surfaces of the traffic infrastructure. These road markings represent a part of the entire traffic signalization and cannot be replaced by other markings or regulations. As such, road markings have the task of visually guiding the driver, allowing drivers to be able to forecast the route of their safe movement. Every crossing of a full or broken line at speeds greater than 80 km/h and without an activated indicator is identified by ILAS and the driver is warned by the vibration of the driver's seat.

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  • Authors:
    • Scukanec, Andelko
    • Safran, Mario
    • Babic, Darko
  • Publication Date: 2007


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: pp 39-42
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  • Accession Number: 01049770
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 2007 9:24PM