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Transit Bus Collision Warning Systems

Portrait of Transit Bus Collision Warning Systems
Head: Chuck Thorpe
Contact: Christoph Mertz
Last Project Publication Year: 2007

This project is a joint research program sponsored by a partnership of California and Pennsylvania teams under the Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration Intelligent Vehicle Initiative program. The goal is to shorten the commercialization cycle of collision warning systems for transit buses. California PATH and the CMU-RI Navlab group have each developed a collision warning system, PATH for frontal collisions and Navlab for side collisions.

By integrating both systems we want to accomplish following objectives:

  • Integrate the advanced side collision warning and frontal collision warning systems into a unified whole with one transit operator interface.
  • Specify and build a usable Driver Vehicle Interface (DVI) prototype.
  • Conduct limited operational testing and evaluation of enhanced commercial systems in transit use.
  • Reduce the development risks and accelerate the deployment of CWS by Integrating marketing, manufacturing, and commercialization considerations into the CWS development process.
  • Develop and test CWS leading toward commercialization.
Displaying 14 Publications
Simultaneous Localization, Mapping and Moving Object Tracking
Chieh-Chih Wang, Chuck Thorpe, Martial Hebert, Sebastian Thrun and H. Durrant-Whyte

Journal Article, The International Journal of Robotics Research, Vol. 26, No. 6, June, 2007
Integrated Collision Warning System Final Evaluation Report
University of California PATH and Carnegie Mellon University RI

Miscellaneous, Carnegie Mellon University, FTA-PA-26-7006-06.1, May, 2006
Collision Warning and Sensor Data Processing in Urban Areas
Christoph Mertz, David Duggins, Jay Gowdy, John Kozar, Robert MacLachlan, Aaron Steinfeld, Arne Suppe, Chuck Thorpe and Chieh-Chih Wang

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the 5th international conference on ITS telecommunications, pp. 73-78, June, 2005
Entwicklung eines Kollisionswarnsystems f? Stadtbusse
Christoph Mertz

Conference Paper, 3. Workshop Fahrerassistenzsysteme, pp. 56-63, April, 2005
Integrated Collision Warning System Final Technical Report
U. of C. PATH and CMU RI

Miscellaneous, Carnegie Mellon University, FTA-PA-26-7006-04.1, December, 2004
A Hierarchical Object Based Representation for Simultaneous Localization and Mapping
Chieh-Chih Wang and Chuck Thorpe

Conference Paper, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), September, 2004
A 2D Collision Warning Framework based on a Monte Carlo Approach
Christoph Mertz

Conference Paper, Proceedings of ITS America's 14th Annual Meeting and Exposition, April, 2004
Simultaneous Localization, Mapping and Moving Object Tracking
Chieh-Chih Wang

PhD Thesis, Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-04-23, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, April, 2004
Development of the Side Component of the Transit Integrated Collision Warning System
Aaron Steinfeld, David Duggins, Jay Gowdy, John Kozar, Robert MacLachlan, Christoph Mertz, Arne Suppe, Chuck Thorpe and Chieh-Chih Wang

Conference Paper, IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), pp. 343-348, January, 2004
Perception for collision avoidance and autonomous driving
Romuald Aufrere, Jay Gowdy, Christoph Mertz, Chuck Thorpe, Chieh-Chih Wang and Teruko Yata

Journal Article, Mechatronics, Vol. 13, No. 10, pp. 1149-1161, December, 2003
Safe Robot Driving in Cluttered Environments
Chuck Thorpe, Justin David Carlson, David Duggins, Jay Gowdy, Robert MacLachlan, Christoph Mertz, Arne Suppe and Chieh-Chih Wang

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium of Robotics Research, October, 2003
Ladar-Based Detection and Tracking of Moving Objects from a Ground Vehicle at High Speeds
Chieh-Chih Wang, Chuck Thorpe and Arne Suppe

Conference Paper, IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV2003), June, 2003
Multiple Sensor Fusion for Detecting Location of Curbs, Walls, and Barriers
Romuald Aufrere, Christoph Mertz and Chuck Thorpe

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV2003), June, 2003
Online Simultaneous Localization and Mapping with Detection and Tracking of Moving Objects: Theory and Results from a Ground Vehicle in Crowded Urban Areas
Chieh-Chih Wang, Chuck Thorpe and Sebastian Thrun

Conference Paper, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May, 2003
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