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Commercial application of integrated robotic vehicle drivers and guidance systems for autonomous vehicles
Author(s): Chase H. Kenyon
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Paper Abstract

While there is a lot of recent development in the entire IVHS field, very few have had the opportunity to combine the many areas of development into a single integrated `intelligent' vehicle. This is the story of a currently deployed, commercially developed and sold, integrated autonomous automobile. This system was developed specifically to serve a major automobile manufacturer's need for an automated vehicle chassis durability test facility. Due to the severity of the road surface human drivers could not be used. A totally automated robotic vehicle driver and guidance system was necessary. The goals of the project were to create a combination of robotic vehicle driver systems and a base traffic control system, that was capable of testing up to 20 vehicles at a time on a 1.3 mile oval test track at speeds up to 50 MPH or greater. As a fixed price commercial project, system and component costs were of paramount importance. As a result, the greater part of the design effort was not technology development, but evaluation, modification, and integration of proven, existing technology in new and often novel ways.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 January 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2344, Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems, (6 January 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.198927
Show Author Affiliations
Chase H. Kenyon, Cyplex Corp. and Chrysler Corp. (United States)

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

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