Transportation Technologies for Sustainability

2013 Edition
| Editors: Mehrdad Ehsani, Fei-Yue Wang, Gary L. Brosch

Driver Assistance Systems, Automatic Detection and Site Mapping

  • Andreas Wimmer
  • Klaus C. J. Dietmayer
Reference work entry

Definition of the Subject and Its Importance

Road construction sites are often the reason for traffic congestion and accidents on highways and freeways. This causes great economic and ecological costs to the society and environment through increasing travel time and additional fuel consumption. Driver assistance systems specifically designed for work zones will help to reduce the negative impact of construction sites for traffic flow. At road works, the lane width usually is reduced, which makes lane keeping a challenging task, especially for heavy duty vehicles. It often happens that truck drivers slightly ride over the lane markings, thus preventing other vehicles to use the neighboring lane at dual carriageways. The aim is to provide lane keeping support for vehicles even in complex scenarios like road construction sites. An assistance system which laterally controls a heavy-duty vehicle highly depends on a robust and accurate estimation of the position of the vehicle within its...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Measurement, Control, and MicrotechnologyUniversity of UlmUlmGermany