Prediction and Behaviors for Driver Assistance and Socially Cooperative Autonomous Driving

Prediction and Behaviors for Driver Assistance and Socially Cooperative Autonomous Driving

This project will develop social behaviors for autonomous freeway driving. Human drivers signal their intentions to one another in various ways, including adjustments in speed and acceleration. The project team will refine previously developed intention prediction models and couple them with host-vehicle strategy generation methods to improve the performance and realism of autonomous vehicles interacting with other freeway traffic in a wide range of scenarios, with a primary emphasis on entrance/exit ramp handling and secondary emphasis on lane changing. The developed algorithms will be tested on Carnegie Mellon University's (CMU’s) autonomous Cadillac SRX and, if possible, on relevant vehicles in General Motor's (GM’s) continuing vehicle autonomy projects. Relevance to safety is twofold: use of such algorithms (1) in driver assistance systems to convey to drivers the intentions of surrounding cars; and (2) in autonomous cars to provide less “robotic” and more natural, predictable, and socially comfortable driving.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $127500
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation University Transportation Center

      Carnegie Mellon University
      Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Carnegie Mellon University

      Pittsburgh, PA  United States 
    • Project Managers:

      Ehrlichman, Courtney

    • Performing Organizations:

      Carnegie Mellon University

      Pittsburgh, PA  United States 
    • Principal Investigators:

      Dolan, John

    • Start Date: 20170101
    • Expected Completion Date: 20170731
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
    • Subprogram: DTRT-13G-UTC-26

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01645841
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation University Transportation Center
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Sep 6 2017 6:39PM