Validation of Sensory Systems for Intelligent Vehicles

During the past year, the investigators established computer codes for intelligent vehicles, based on theoretical knowledge evolutionary computation methods. The software was tested, using so called WEBOTS in an laboratory environment. These virtual tests, conducted in cooperation between Caltech, EPFL (Prof. Martinoli, formerly at Caltech) and California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) proofed encouraging results. WEBOTS, equipped with "Intelligent Information to avoid Collision" made safe and secure lane changes. This proposal aims towards the validation of the software, by obtaining data from actually driven vehicles on California Freeways. The data will be fed into the processes, designed and coded in the METRANS funded research during the 2004 period in order to optimize the results and compare the theoretical data with recorded data. This approach allows also in future research the developments of an adjustment method of the "Delta" between EV - Methods and Recorded Data. The refined results can be used by automotive companies or their suppliers to manufacture and install cross - lane safety devices to avoid accidents on California Freeways by warning the driver of a potential unsafe driving condition.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $72000.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research

      University of Southern California
      650 Childs Way, RGL 107
      Los Angeles, CA  United States  90089-0626
    • Project Managers:

      Valentine, Victoria

    • Performing Organizations:

      California State University, Long Beach

      1250 Bellflower Boulevard
      Long Beach, CA  United States  90840
    • Principal Investigators:

      Grote, Karl

    • Start Date: 20050201
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • Source Data: RiP Project 26545

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01461387
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research
    • Contract Numbers: 05-01
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:45PM