Rule-based guidance for vehicle highway driving in the presence of uncertainty

Axel Niehaus, Robert F. Stengel

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The feasibility of a real-time, rule-based guidance system for an automobile on a limited-access highway is studied. The inputs to the system are parameters describing the traffic situation, road geometry, vehicle state, and a driver selected goal. The output of the system consists of guidance parameters that command control logic governing the throttle, steering angle, and brakes. During past research, a dynamic expert system accomplished this guidance task under the assumption that all inputs were available deterministically, i.e., without error. An investigation is made of the types and effects of uncertainties encountered in a more realistic environment, and a stochastic methodology is proposed to extend the expert system to handle information that is known only in a probabilistic way.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the American Control Conference
Editors Anon
PublisherPubl by American Automatic Control Council
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0879425652
StatePublished - Dec 1 1991
EventProceedings of the 1991 American Control Conference - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Jun 26 1991Jun 28 1991


OtherProceedings of the 1991 American Control Conference
CityBoston, MA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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