20 Automated Steering and Lateral Control
This chapter focuses on AVCS for ITS, which are concerned with vehicle lateral motion control. The first part of the discussion
is about a potential AVCS-II or AVCS-III technology for lane sensing and lane tracking in a lane-departure warning system. It is an intermediate step to fully automated steering, which is a potential AVCS-III
20.1 Lane Sensing
To automate the lateral control of vehicles, it is necessary to measure the position of a vehicle in the lane. Various schemes have been proposed and tested for this purpose, including the use of (1) an on-board vision system that detects the painted lane markings on a highway; (2) continuous magnetic wires imbedded in the center of the lane; ...