Intelligence in the Automobile of the Future
One trend that has been apparent in the automobile market over recent years is that more and more new vehicles from an ever-increasing number of manufacturers have been available with driver assistance systems. Most of these driver assistance systems relieve the driver of simple measuring and control tasks. Intelligence in the vehicle, however, means more than just measuring and controlling. The vehicle has got to acquire information, arrive at an interpretation and establish contextual interconnections. To do this, it needs contextual information and action options. This chapter presents an architecture for vehicle assistance systems in order to acquire, process, and evaluate environmental data, thereby bringing the objective within reach. Also, it presents certain selected projects by Volkswagen Group Research in the area of automated driving which are based on this architecture for environment perception.
KeywordsIntelligent automobile Driver assistance systems Environment perception Sensor data fusion Situation interpretation Automated driving DARPA urban challenge
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