Driver Assistance Using Automatic Understanding of the Driving Environment

An intelligent driving system must be cognizant of two basic elements to recommend effective and accurate actions: (1) the environment surrounding the vehicle, and (2) the expected movements of other objects. This project will investigate advanced concepts to develop techniques for building internal models of the vehicle's surrounding environment (including both static and dynamic objects), which can be used to assist drivers by warning them of risky or dangerous situations and recommending preventive actions. The overall approach is to combine: (1) machine learning and scene understanding techniques with onboard sensors to classify and model the environment, (2) information from external data sources--such as maps--to boost the modeling accuracy and to provide additional contextual information, and (3) reinforcement learning techniques to model relationships between observed behavior and features in the environment, to predict the trajectories of moving objects.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $75000.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      DTRT12GUTG11

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      University Transportation Centers Program
      1200 New Jersey Avenue
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Carnegie Mellon University

      Pittsburgh, PA  United States 

      Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation University Transportation Center

      Carnegie Mellon University
      Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213
    • Project Managers:

      Ehrlichman, Courtney

    • Principal Investigators:

      Hebert, Martial

    • Start Date: 20140131
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20141231
    • Source Data: RiP Project 36203

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01517373
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation University Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT12GUTG11
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Mar 7 2014 1:00AM