Applications of Road Edge Information for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Autonomous Driving

  • Toshiharu SugawaraEmail author
  • Heiko Altmannshofer
  • Shinji Kakegawa
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mobility book series (LNMOB)


As road edge information gives various benefits to ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and AD (Autonomous Driving) applications, we have developed a road edge detection algorithm with stereo camera. In this paper, two ADAS/AD applications using road edge information, validated by simulation and experiment, are introduced to show benefits of the method. An integrated lateral assist system including LDP (Load Departure Prevention system) and RDP (Road Departure Prevention system), which assumes lane support system in Euro NCAP, is proposed as an ADAS application. Also, “obstacle avoidance through road shoulder space” is introduced as an application for AD.


Stereo camera ADAS AD Euro NCAP LDP RDP Obstacle avoidance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshiharu Sugawara
    • 1
    Email author
  • Heiko Altmannshofer
    • 1
  • Shinji Kakegawa
    • 2
  1. 1.Automotive and Industry LaboratoryHitachi Europe GmbHSchwaig-OberdingGermany
  2. 2.Centre of Technology Innovation, Smart System Research DepartmentHitachi, Ltd.Hitachi-Shi, IbarakiJapan

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