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Autonomous intelligent cruise control system
Author(s): Marc Baret; Thierry T.B. Bomer; C. Calesse; L. Dudych; P. L'Hoist
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Paper Abstract

Autonomous intelligent cruise control (AICC) systems are not only controlling vehicles' speed but acting on the throttle and eventually on the brakes they could automatically maintain the relative speed and distance between two vehicles in the same lane. And more than just for comfort it appears that these new systems should improve the safety on highways. By applying a technique issued from the space research carried out by MATRA, a sensor based on a charge coupled device (CCD) was designed to acquire the reflected light on standard-mounted car reflectors of pulsed laser diodes emission. The CCD is working in a unique mode called flash during transfer (FDT) which allows identification of target patterns in severe optical environments. It provides high accuracy for distance and angular position of targets. The absence of moving mechanical parts ensures high reliability for this sensor. The large field of view and the high measurement rate give a global situation assessment and a short reaction time. Then, tracking and filtering algorithms have been developed in order to select the target, on which the equipped vehicle determines its safety distance and speed, taking into account its maneuvering and the behaviors of other vehicles.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 January 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2344, Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems, (6 January 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.198921
Show Author Affiliations
Marc Baret, MATRA CAP Systemes (France)
Thierry T.B. Bomer, MATRA CAP Systemes (France)
C. Calesse, MATRA CAP Systemes (France)
L. Dudych, MATRA CAP Systemes (France)
P. L'Hoist, MATRA CAP Systemes (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2344:
Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems
Richard J. Becherer, Editor(s)

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