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, Volume 121, Issue 1, pp 16–21 | Cite as

Digital Guardian Angels - Right-turn Assistants for Commercial Vehicles

  • Michael RufEmail author
  • Christian Neumann
  • Jörg Lützner
  • Christian Eilers
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Collisions between right-turning trucks and pedestrians or cyclists are dreaded. Continental is developing a variety of assistance systems that will help avoid such accidents. In addition to radar-based systems, developers are working on systems with radar sensors and cameras with the ability to interpret complex situations correctly without triggering false alarms. In addition, artificial intelligence will be able in the future to predict the behavior of pedestrians and cyclists.

Background

"Bicyclist injured in accident," "Pedestrian hit by truck" - headlines like these, which appeared in two German newspapers in August 2018, are drawing public attention to a familiar problem. Right turns by commercial vehicles, in particular semitrailer trucks and trucks with trailers, pose a danger to road users moving to the right of them. The problem is caused by the driver's sitting position and the length of these vehicles. Although vehicles now have more and more mirrors on the outside to...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Ruf
    • 1
    Email author
  • Christian Neumann
    • 1
  • Jörg Lützner
    • 1
  • Christian Eilers
    • 1
  1. 1.ContinentalEschbornGermany

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