Sensor-friendly vehicle and roadway systems

P. Griffiths, Dirk Langer, J.A. Misener, Mel Siegel, and Chuck Thorpe
Proceedings of the 18th Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (IMTC '01), May, 2001, pp. 1036 -1040.


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Abstract
Sensor-friendly vehicle and roadway systems consist of complementary signal sensor and reflector or transmitter technologies, which provide information about the threat of a collision. These technologies can be composed into cooperative collision avoidance systems, which can supplement or replace single vehicle-based systems. Experiments were run on the four most promising technologies to determine their performance and reliability; the four technologies were passive license plates with enhanced radar return, roadside obstacle-mounted radar-reflecting corner cubes, fluorescent paint for lane and obstacle marking, and light emitting diode brake-light messaging. These technologies all focus on improving the signal-to-noise ratio of the collision avoidance sensor. We believe that experimental results indicate that further proof-of-concept refinements are needed, but in general these systems represent technologically sound, cooperative vehicle-roadway components and that sensor friendly systems could eventually translate into a significant benefit in terms of lives saved.

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Vision and Autonomous Systems Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): NavLab
Associated Project(s): Side Collision Warning System for Transit Buses

Text Reference
P. Griffiths, Dirk Langer, J.A. Misener, Mel Siegel, and Chuck Thorpe, "Sensor-friendly vehicle and roadway systems," Proceedings of the 18th Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (IMTC '01), May, 2001, pp. 1036 -1040.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Langer_2001_3864,
   author = "P. Griffiths and Dirk Langer and J.A. Misener and Mel Siegel and Chuck Thorpe",
   title = "Sensor-friendly vehicle and roadway systems",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of the 18th Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (IMTC '01)",
   pages = "1036 -1040",
   month = "May",
   year = "2001",
   volume = "2",
}