Driving assistance system based on the detection of head-on collisions

Elisa Martínez, Marta Díaz, Javier Melenchón, José A. Montero, Ignasi Iriondo, Joan Claudi Socoró

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An artificial vision system for vehicles is proposed in this article to alert drivers of potential headon collisions. It is capable of detecting any type of frontal collision from any type of obstacle that may present itself in a vehicle's path. The system operates based on a sequence of algorithms whose images are recorded on a camera located in the moving vehicle, resulting in the calculation of Time-to-Contact taken from an analysis of the optical flow, which allows the vehicle's movement to be studied from a sequence of images.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, IV
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781424425693
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, IV - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 4 Jun 20086 Jun 2008


Conference2008 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, IV


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