Test vehicle of ‘Prometheus’-project (SEL 500) [23a pdf; 23b Abstract]: 2nd-generation transputer vision system with up to 60 processors; [DDInf Zus.fassg; D17 Kurzfassg, D18 Kurzfassg, D23 Kurzfassg; D28 Kurzfassg, D30 Kurzfassg; 88b pdf]; bifocal vision both to front and rear; autonomous lane change decisions on two-lane roads. See M.1 Visual perception
Video 1994 Twofold LaneChange Paris VaMP.mp4
Long distance drive Munich−Odense [D18 Kurzfassg, D23]: Transputer system with Power-PC 601 processors for feature extraction (front hemisphere only) [D17 Kurzfassg]. Collect statistical data on performance of edge-based vision system to derive improvements required for the 3rd-generation system based on COTS-components.
1998 – 2000
Horizontal and vertical road curvature
At larger ranges, even small vertical curvatures are important for higher precision in monocular range estimation; EMS-vision [D30 Kurzfassg]. Yellow bars display curvature effects relative to estimated position of the horizon. Video 2000 Hybrid Adaptive Cruise Control
Bifocal vision complementing an industrial radar system for more robust distance keeping, EMS-vision system [D30 Kurzfassg].Longitudinal control fully autonomous, lateral control by human driver to keep him ‘in the loop’ for better personal attention.
Wheel recognition (oblique views from rear) [D30 Kurzfassg]. Most characteristic item for separating vehicles from other large box-like objects; yields improved estimates of the relative heading angle of vehicles.
This allows better situation assessment for lane changes.