Evolution in Advanced Driver Assistance: From Steering Support in Highway Construction Zones to Assistance in Urban Narrow Road Scenarios

  • Thomas Paul MichalkeEmail author
  • Thomas Gußner
  • Lutz Bürkle
  • Frank Niewels
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Mobility book series (LNMOB)


With the advances in environment sensor technology, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) that target increasingly complex scenarios such as inner-city traffic get into focus. Such novel ADAS will offer assistance in a wide range of urban traffic scenarios and, thus, will further decrease the number and severity of accidents. In this contribution, the evolution of an ADAS for lateral guidance in highway construction zones (i.e. the “construction zone assistant”) towards assistance in narrow urban road scenarios (i.e. the “urban narrow road assistant”) is presented. The focus of the contribution will be on the challenges of these two scenario types and their respective requirements on the system concept and design. While steering support in highway construction zones will be available on the market soon, its functional extension to inner-city traffic is still characterized by numerous technological challenges. Due to that, the emphasis in terms of algorithmic details will be on the “urban narrow road assistant”.


Construction zones UR:BAN automated steering support driver assistance in inner-city automated lateral control 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Paul Michalke
    • 1
    Email author
  • Thomas Gußner
    • 1
  • Lutz Bürkle
    • 1
  • Frank Niewels
    • 1
  1. 1.Corporate Research (CR/AEV2)Robert Bosch GmbHStuttgartGermany

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