(1993 – 2004)
vehicle ‘Prometheus’-project (SEL 500)
generation transputer vision system with up to 60 processors;
vision both to the front and to the rear;
- autonomous lane change decisions (two lanes).
video 18 TwofoldAutonLaneChangeParis 1994
High-speed road running
1995: Up to 180 km/h
perception of own and neighboring lanes;
- lateral ego-state including transition
- Large look-ahead ranges
(bi-focal) up to ~ 100 m.
Convoy-driving on multi-lane highways, 1994
motion stereo with flat ground assumption,
width initially estimated (parameter adaptation),
- then fixed for better monocular
video 19 GroundVehiclesLearnToSee UBM1986-95
Long distance drive from Munich
to Odense, 1995
A.3.8 Long distance
drive VaMP 1995
system with Power-PC 601 processors (front hemisphere);
- collect statistical data on edge-based
vision system performance to derive improvements required of the 3rd-generation
system based on COTS-components with much higher computing power.
Horizontal and vertical road curvature, 1999
larger ranges, even small vertical curvatures are important for higher precision
in monocular range estimation;
yellow bars display curvature effects relative to the horizon line.
Hybrid Adaptive Cruise Control
an industrial radar system for more robust distance keeping, early
version of EMS-vision system;
control fully autonomous, lateral control by human driver to keep him
‘in the loop’ for achieving better attention.
Hybrid Adaptive Cruise
Control VaMP 2000
Wheel recognition under oblique views 2002
characteristic item for separating vehicles on roads from other large
estimates of the relative heading angle of the vehicle.
better situation assessment for lane changes of other vehicles.
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