Sensor Integration for Low-Cost Crash Avoidance

<div><font size="3">This project will develop and test a low-cost crash avoidance sensing system for over-the-road class 8 trucks, by testing and integrating several different sensor technologies. </font><font size="3">A good way to improve accident avoidance is through systems capable of detecting objects around the vehicle and detecting accident risk before it occurs (through improved situational awareness) and either warning the driver or preventing dangerous actions. This technology can enable commercial trucks to respond to potential risks and improve the driver's awareness of surrounding vehicles and situations. </font><font size="3">Sensors are needed for such a system. This project will investigate a system that will combine several different low-cost sensors in a system with an integration algorithm to achieve more information than the sum of the parts. This system will be designed to balance weaknesses of one type of sensor with the strengths of others. The investigators will work with a local moving company and an over-the-road class 8 trucking company to test and evaluate the proposed system.</font></div>


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  • Accession Number: 01464678
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Safety IDEA Project
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:47PM