Sensory Augmentation for Increased Awareness of Driving Environment

The goal of this project was to develop a a lateral localization framework for autonomous driving in urban areas. Vehicle location is significant information for the controller, planner and behaviors systems. Lateral location is extremely important for safe and reliable self-driving, due to dense traffic, small lane width and varying road geometry. Though real time kinematic (RTK) global positioning system (GPS) has centimeter- level accuracy output in open areas, it can have half-meter lateral error in urban areas, which is extremely dangerous for urban driving. It is therefore desirable to precisely identify the lateral position by combining with other sensors.


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    • Status: Completed
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      University Transportation Centers Program
      1200 New Jersey Avenue
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Ehrlichman, Courtney

    • Performing Organizations:

      Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation University Transportation Center

      Carnegie Mellon University
      Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213
    • Start Date: 20120200
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20131200
    • Source Data: RiP Project 34171

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01481195
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation University Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT12GUTC11
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: May 11 2013 12:53AM