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Truck Safety Applications for Cost-Efficient Laser Scanner Sensors

  • Malte AhrholdtEmail author
  • Grant Grubb
  • Torbjörn Johansen

Abstract

Cost-efficient sensor solutions are of high interest for automotive safety applications, in order to increase the use of sensor-based active safety functions and therefore improve traffic safety. In the European collaboration project Minifaros, a cost-efficient laser scanner is being developed. Particularly for heavy vehicles, cost-efficient sensors are of interest to observe objects in the close vicinity of the host vehicle. In this contribution, we will first describe the need and requirements for low-cost sensors and particularly discuss the special needs for truck applications of this sensor. Then, the target and benchmark applications for the cost-efficient laser scanner being developed in Minifaros will be described, consisting of vulnerable road user protection functions and low-speed Adaptive Cruise Control.

Keywords

active safety heavy goods vehicle cost-efficient sensors laser scanner Minifaros 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Malte Ahrholdt
    • 1
    Email author
  • Grant Grubb
    • 1
  • Torbjörn Johansen
    • 1
  1. 1.Advanced Technology and Research Dept 6320 M1.6Volvo Group Trucks TechnologyGöteborgSweden

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