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Adaptive Cooperation between Driver and Assistant System

Improving Road Safety


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. New concept of cooperation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Frédéric Holzmann
      Pages 3-10
  3. Executive level as vehicle platform

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Frédéric Holzmann
      Pages 23-26
    3. Frédéric Holzmann
      Pages 27-49
    4. Frédéric Holzmann
      Pages 51-58
    5. Frédéric Holzmann
      Pages 59-76
    6. Frédéric Holzmann
      Pages 77-87
  4. Virtual driver for the cooperation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Frédéric Holzmann
      Pages 91-106
    3. Frédéric Holzmann
      Pages 107-116
    4. Frédéric Holzmann
      Pages 117-139
  5. Adaptive cooperation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Frédéric Holzmann
      Pages 143-148
    3. Frédéric Holzmann
      Pages 149-154
    4. Frédéric Holzmann
      Pages 155-166
    5. Frédéric Holzmann
      Pages 167-184

About this book


One of the next challenges in vehicular technology field is to improve drastically the road safety. Current developments are focusing on both vehicle platform and diverse assistance systems. This book presents a new engineering approach based on lean vehicle architecture ready for the drive-by-wire technology.

Based on a cognitive functionality split, execution and command levels are detailed. The execution level centralized over the stability control performs the motion vector coming from the command level. At this level the driver generates a motion vector which is continuously monitored by a virtual co-pilot. The integration of assistance systems in a safety relevant multi-agent system is presented here to provide first an adequate feedback to the driver to let him recover a dangerous situation. Robust strategies are also presented for the intervention phase once the command vehicle has to be optimized to stay within the safety envelope.


Antriebsstrang Autonomous Vehicles Driver Assistant Systems Road Safety Vehicle Safety Virtual Driver actuator architecture multi-agent system platform proving robot safety

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Siemens VDO Automotive AGGroup Strategy / TechnologySiemensstrasse 12Germany

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