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Advanced driver assistance systems: Objective and subjective performance evaluation

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This paper details the design of two advanced driver assistance systems from concept to fully integrated solutions that are installed and tested on a driving simulator. The systems were tuned and validated using offline simulations before they were installed on the Leeds driving simulator. The simulator is equipped with a large amplitude motion base that is able to generate realistic sustained accelerations. The work forms a part of the effects of automated systems on safety project that is funded by the EPSRC. This simulator study acts a pilot study for the project. Drivers were subjected to a range of scenarios, some of which required evasive action. The two systems, adaptive cruise control and a lane keeping system, were tested in isolation, while the performance of each system and the driver were monitored. The driver was then asked to complete questionnaires on each controller. The nature of this pilot study meant that the sample size was small, but the results still demonstrate some interesting trends. The results of assisted and non-assisted driving were compared and the merits of each system were discussed.

Keywords: ACC; LKS; advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS); driving simulators

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK 2: Department of Engineering and Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK 3: Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

Publication date: 2008-09-01

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