Human-Centered Automated Vehicle System by PC Networking

  • M. Kitazawa
  • Y. Sakai


A methodology which utilises human ways in operating machines, or generally, systems is applied to vehicle operation and its effectiveness for vehicle operation is examined both on a computer simulation and by using a toy system, assuming the use in human-centered, or human-oriented, human-machine systems. Overhead monitoring of vehicles and their surroundings is employed, assuming indoor use, so that an operator can intervene when traffic inconvenience occurs. The consequence of such intervention is included in the system’s knowledge for later use. The form of ordered pair (vehicle state, steered angle) plays the basic role in automatisation, which is directly acquired from a skilled operator’s execution of operation, instead of interviewing operators as is the case in conventional expert systems. Hence the behavior of a vehicle fully succeeds human characteristics of operation in tracing a course and in making a detour in case of existence of an obstacle.


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© Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Kitazawa
    • 1
  • Y. Sakai
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringYamaguchi UniversityJapan

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