Bumper to Bumper

This article provides a description of a United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) initiative created in order to unify various safety-related subsystems such as automated Lane Departure Warning (LDW) systems into a single Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety System (IVBSS). IVBSS is meant to be a unified warning system that will warn drivers of any impending crashes from whatever modalities the various subsystems are capable of detecting. In addition to LDW, a proposed type of IVBSS incorporates radar, Global Positioning System (GPS) software, and image processing. The design of the driver warning signal was meant to be simple and intuitive, so developers limited warning types to two simple messages for normal passenger vehicles. The IVBSS program was begun as a 4-year project in 2005 with an operating budget of $31.6 million. In 2008, IVBSS was ending the first phase that requires the completion of development, verification, and proof of concept.


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  • Accession Number: 01100537
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 29 2008 1:39PM