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Automatic Queue Assistance to Aid Under-loaded Drivers
Accidents caused by inattentive drivers have a significant negative impact on society, both through human injury and financial cost. As a leading vehicle manufacturer, Volvo are taking a responsible role by developing safer vehicles which are easier to driver. In a current European Union project within the Seventh Framework program called HAVEit (Highly Automated Vehicles for Intelligent Transport), Volvo are pushing current state-of-the-art safety technology by developing systems which relieve the driver of monotonous driving in slow, congested traffic on motorways (ie. queues). In such circumstances, the driver becomes inattentive since they are under-loaded, and therefore more likely to cause accidents. A system will be developed to improve safety through greater automation: integrated lateral and longitudinal vehicle control. The high level of automation demands excellent perception of the vehicle’s environment, as well as the state of the vehicle and its driver. We will discuss the challenges of developing the sensory perception subsystem and show preliminary results.

   HAVEit - Highly Automated Vehicles for Intelligent Transport