Vehicle Guiding System Through Image Processing in Crash and Misuse Tests

  • Eloi Boix
  • Adrià Ferrer
  • Sandra Fernandez
  • Xavier Sellart
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 328)


As newer active and passive safety systems are developed, new testing requirements have appeared along with constraints and requirements that must be overcome while at the same time maintaining higher safety and quality standards. This paper presents a modular system that makes it possible to automate hazardous tests for drivers by using path following by means of a low-cost camera or defined GPS trajectories. This project provides a solution to tests where the driver cannot be inside the vehicle due to the inherent risk and complex methodology that must be followed. The developed system, which can be installed in any vehicle, is mounted on a small pickup truck, which is used as a test vehicle. Once this control architecture has been implemented, installed and tuned, the resulting steering manoeuvring allows tests required for recently developed and future safety systems to be performed. The experimental results show that the combination of artificial vision algorithms and steering wheel controller are capable of managing the lateral guidance of a vehicle as a human driver would do.


Testing Autonomous driving Safety Electronics Rollover 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Applus+ IDIADATarragonaSpain

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