Ultrasonic sensors in urban traffic driving-aid systems

Alonso, Luciana and Milanés Montero, Vicente and Torre Ferrero, Carlos and Godoy, Jorge and Pedro Lucio, María Teresa de and Oria, Juan P. (2011). Ultrasonic sensors in urban traffic driving-aid systems. "Sensors", v. 11 (n. 1); pp. 661-673. ISSN 1424-8220. https://doi.org/10.3390/s110100661.

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Title: Ultrasonic sensors in urban traffic driving-aid systems
Author/s:
  • Alonso, Luciana
  • Milanés Montero, Vicente
  • Torre Ferrero, Carlos
  • Godoy, Jorge
  • Pedro Lucio, María Teresa de
  • Oria, Juan P.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Sensors
Date: 2011
ISSN: 1424-8220
Volume: 11
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Faculty: Centro de Automática y Robótica (CAR) UPM-CSIC
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Currently, vehicles are often equipped with active safety systems to reduce the risk of accidents, most of which occur in urban environments. The most prominent include Antilock Braking Systems (ABS), Traction Control and Stability Control. All these systems use different kinds of sensors to constantly monitor the conditions of the vehicle, and act in an emergency. In this paper the use of ultrasonic sensors in active safety systems for urban traffic is proposed, and the advantages and disadvantages when compared to other sensors are discussed. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) for urban traffic based on ultrasounds is presented as an application example. The proposed system has been implemented in a fully-automated prototype vehicle and has been tested under real traffic conditions. The results confirm the good performance of ultrasonic sensors in these systems. ©2011 by the authors.

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Item ID: 13901
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/13901/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:13901
DOI: 10.3390/s110100661
Official URL: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sensors
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 20 Dec 2012 18:23
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 13:20
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