State-of-the-Art In-Car Navigation: An Overview

  • Isaac Skog
  • Peter Händel
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The basics around in-car navigation is discussed, including the principals of contemporary systems, global navigation satellite system basics, dead-reckoning, map-matching, and strategies for information fusion. In-car navigation system are generally made out of three building blocks, an information source block, an information fusion block, and an user interface block. This chapter presents an overview of the information source block and the information fusion block. First, the ideas of operation and main characteristics of the four most commonly used information sources, global navigation satellite systems, vehicle motion sensors, road maps, and mathematical models of the vehicle dynamics, are reviewed. Thereafter, common techniques to combine the information from the different information sources into an estimate of the position, velocity, etc. of the car are reviewed.


Navigation System Road Segment Inertial Measurement Unit Inertial Navigation System Inertial Sensor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electrical EngineeringKTH Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden

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