Reducing Accident Severity by Collision Mitigation Systems for Trucks
13th World Congress & Exhibition on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services
ExCel London, United Kingdom
Wednesday 11 October 2006
Interactive Session IS04 : ADAS - Driver assistance systems
Authors : Esben Juul sörensen, Malte Ahrholdt, Anders Agnvall & Magnus Rilbe (Volvo Technology AB)
A collision mitigation (CM) application is being developed for a Volvo safety research truck and will be implemented with a complete interface to relevant truck control systems. The application is based on a high-performance sensor system using sensor data fusion. The sensor system monitors the surrounding environment to assess the collision risk. The CM application will warn the driver of an impending collision and reduce collision severity by automatically braking the truck if an accident is considered to be unavoidable. The driver warning will be implemented using an adaptive warning strategy, utilizing data from a driver state monitoring system. The in-vehicle integration and evaluation of the developed application will be carried out during 2006.