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Development and Test Results for a Vision-Based Approach to AVCS

Published

Author(s)

Maris Juberts, Karl Murphy, M Nashman, H Scheiderman, Harry A. Scott, Sandor S. Szabo

Abstract

To improve ground transportation, the United States began a program called the Intelligent Vehicle / Highway Systems (IVHS), sometimes called Smart Cars / Smart Roads. One of five IVHS components, the Advanced Vehicle Control Systems (AVCS), envisions autonomous vehicles that drive themselves, following their lane and avoiding other vehicles, all the while receiving routing and road information from an automatic traffic surveillance and planning system. Potentially, computer vision can fulfill many of the sensory requirements of mobility and traffic monitoring. This paper presents the vision-based technology for AVCS developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Atestbed vehicle has demonstrated autonomous road following on a test course and on a highway at speeds of up to 90 km/hour under various weather and outdoor light conditions. This paper describes the latest highway tests, the algorithm development for autonomous vision-based car following, and the traffic monitoring system.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 26th International Symposium on Automotive Technology and Automation
Conference Dates
September 1, 1993
Conference Location
Aachen, GE
Conference Title
26th International Symposium on Automotive Technology and Automation

Keywords

Unmanned Systems, Mobility, Vision, Robotics & Intelligent Systems, autonomous driving, AVCS, control architecture, IVHS, real-time control

Citation

Juberts, M. , Murphy, K. , Nashman, M. , Scheiderman, H. , Scott, H. and Szabo, S. (1993), Development and Test Results for a Vision-Based Approach to AVCS, Proceedings of the 26th International Symposium on Automotive Technology and Automation, Aachen, GE, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=820465 (Accessed April 22, 2024)
Created September 1, 1993, Updated February 17, 2017