A new approach for obstacle detection based on dynamic vehicle behaviour
Markus Straßberger (BMW Group Forschung und Technik), Robert Lasowski (Softlab GmbH)
10th International Forum on Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications
25 - 27 April 2006
This paper will describe a new lightweight and efficient approach that is based only on the vehicles’ dynamics during an evasion manoeuvre to detect obstacles on the road. Therefore no dedicated sensor system such as radar or lidar is necessary. Thereby, the main focus lies on local danger warning scenarios, where an obstacle
suddenly occurs in front of a vehicle and enforces a sudden evasion manoeuvre. However, following vehicles can still be warned in time. Examples are lost cargos at highways, crossing animals or obstacles behind curves.