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The effect of sensor errors on the performance of collision warning systems

Zheng, P. and McDonald, M. (2003) The effect of sensor errors on the performance of collision warning systems In Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2003. Proceedings. IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society., pp. 469-474. (doi:10.1109/ITSC.2003.1251998).

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Collision warning systems work on the information provided by different sensors. Among many factors that can affect the performance of collision warning systems, the effect of sensor errors is investigated. Errors in direct measurements and derivatives are analysed based on typical sensor configurations of collision warning systems, which include a laser speedometer, a Radar/Lidar. Empirical sensor outputs under real traffic situations are used in deriving distributions of measurement errors. The uncertainties of collision warning criteria are then examined based on empirically derived sensor errors for three collision warning algorithms, the Honda, Mazda and NHTSA algorithm. It is found that under some problematic traffic situations and for certain algorithms, the sensor errors could significantly affect the performance of collision warning systems.

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Published date: 12 October 2003
Venue - Dates: 6th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transport Systems, 2003-10-01 - 2003-10-01


Local EPrints ID: 53295
ISBN: 0780381254
PURE UUID: 21d68942-4c38-4b4f-a09d-e460b6c8074b

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Date deposited: 28 Jul 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:38

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Author: P. Zheng
Author: M. McDonald

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