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Intelligent behaviors through vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication
Author(s): Richard D. Garcia; Purser Sturgeon; Mike Brown
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Paper Abstract

The last decade has seen a significant increase in intelligent safety devices on private automobiles. These devices have both increased and augmented the situational awareness of the driver and in some cases provided automated vehicle responses. To date almost all intelligent safety devices have relied on data directly perceived by the vehicle. This constraint has a direct impact on the types of solutions available to the vehicle. In an effort to improve the safety options available to a vehicle, numerous research laboratories and government agencies are investing time and resources into connecting vehicles to each other and to infrastructure-based devices. This work details several efforts in both the commercial vehicle and the private auto industries to increase vehicle safety and driver situational awareness through vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication. It will specifically discuss intelligent behaviors being designed to automatically disable non-compliant vehicles, warn tractor trailer vehicles of unsafe lane maneuvers such as lane changes, passing, and merging, and alert drivers to non-line-of-sight emergencies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 2012
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 8387, Unmanned Systems Technology XIV, 83870F (24 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.919224
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Richard D. Garcia, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
Purser Sturgeon, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
Mike Brown, Southwest Research Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8387:
Unmanned Systems Technology XIV
Robert E. Karlsen; Douglas W. Gage; Charles M. Shoemaker; Grant R. Gerhart, Editor(s)

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