Development of a Lane Keeping Support system for heavy-trucks
13th World Congress & Exhibition on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services
ExCel London, United Kingdom
Thursday 12 October 2006
Technical Session 128 : Intelligent Vehicle - LDW
Authors : Mauro Montiglio, Stefania Martini, Vincenzo Murdocco (Centro Ricerche Fiat)
The FIAT Research Center has developed a haptical Lane Keeping Support system for heavy trucks, aimed to prevent unwanted lane departures. Unlike conventional systems which issue only acoustic warnings, this system intervenes by providing a tactile feedback to the driver, when the vehicle is unintentionally drifting out of the lane. The intervention, in the form of an active torque on the steering wheel, suggests the driver with the corrective steering action to undertake in order to bring back the vehicle towards the center of the lane. In this paper, both the underlying ideas for such a Lane Keeping Support system and road-test measurements will be presented and discussed.
The work has been carried out in the context of research project SAFELANE, within the EU project PReVENT.