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Development Strategy for Collision Warning Systems in the Low Price Segment

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In the field of safety oriented driver assistance systems, there is the tendency to reduce accidents and their consequences by autonomous interventions in the driving process which are getting stronger and stronger. But this increase of the “effectiveness” also increases the danger emanating from such a system in case of a malfunction. This increases the effort of development and safeguarding and with it also severely the costs of such functions. It is possible however to develop systems with comparable effectiveness without using strong autonomous interventions. For this, Bosch combined very early collision warning with driver assisting functions. This provides the driver with sufficient time to assess the situation and assists in initiating measures for accident prevention in the best possible way. The technical challenge is the realization of an early and at the same time reliable criticality assessment of the traffic situation.

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Correspondence to Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Häring.

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Häring, J., Wilhelm, U. & Branz, W. Development Strategy for Collision Warning Systems in the Low Price Segment. ATZ Worldw 111, 18–21 (2009).

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  • Target Object
  • Driver Assistance System
  • Traffic Situation
  • Preceding Vehicle
  • Assistance Function