Vehicle Following (Platooning) Using CCD Cameras - Phase I

Principal Investigator

Nikos Papanikolopoulos, Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

Co-Investigator

  • Maria Gini, Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

Project Summary

We propose a vision-based control scheme for vehicle following. The objective is to keep a safe distance between vehicles that follow a leading vehicle. In particular, a tracking system tracks in real-time several features of the vehicle ahead. These displacements are fed to an adaptive computer control system that regulates the brake and the throttle. Several simulations and experiments will be used in order to verify the efficiency of the proposed algorithms.

Sponsor

  • MnDOT Guidestar

Project Details