Recognition of Lane Change Intentions Fusing Features of Driving Situation, Driver Behavior, and Vehicle Movement by Means of Neural Networks

  • Veit LeonhardtEmail author
  • Gerd Wanielik
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mobility book series (LNMOB)


The work presented aims at an early and reliable prediction of lane change maneuvers intended by the driver. For that purpose, an artificial neural network is proposed fusing features modeling the environmental situation that influences the formation of intentions, the gaze behavior of the driver preparing an intended maneuver and the movement of the vehicle. The sensor data required are provided by a multisensor setup comprising automotive radar and camera sensors. The whole prediction algorithm was put into practice as a real-time application and was integrated in a test vehicle. With this system, a naturalistic driving study was conducted on urban roads. The naturalistic driving data obtained were finally used for the parametrization of the algorithm by means of machine learning and for the evaluation of the prediction performance of the algorithm, respectively.


Lane change prediction Intention recognition Maneuver prediction Sensor data fusion Neural networks Machine learning Naturalistic driving data Driver intention Driver monitoring Situation assessment 



This work bases on results of the research project UR:BAN Internet Presence (2017). With its 30 partners, it aimed at developing user-oriented assistance systems and network management in urban space. It was supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology on the basis of a decision by the German Bundestag.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chemnitz University of TechnologyChemnitzGermany

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