Increases in sensing and computing capability in modern vehicles create opportunities for improving safety through active control of the vehicle motion. A system for mitigating rear-end collisions is introduced, focusing on the strategies a vehicle about to be struck could employ to reduce the severity of the crash. Due to high differential speeds and tight space constraints, the timing and precision of control inputs are critical, preventing human drivers from effectively employing these strategies. However, the results of the study presented in this paper suggest that there are relatively unobtrusive strategies that a single vehicle with some limited autonomy could use in joining a roadway queue that would improve the safety of the occupants.
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Dynamic Rear-End Collision Mitigation for a Vehicle About to be Struck
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Giugliano, L, & Beal, CE. "Dynamic Rear-End Collision Mitigation for a Vehicle About to be Struck." Proceedings of the ASME 2015 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. Volume 3: Multiagent Network Systems; Natural Gas and Heat Exchangers; Path Planning and Motion Control; Powertrain Systems; Rehab Robotics; Robot Manipulators; Rollover Prevention (AVS); Sensors and Actuators; Time Delay Systems; Tracking Control Systems; Uncertain Systems and Robustness; Unmanned, Ground and Surface Robotics; Vehicle Dynamics Control; Vibration and Control of Smart Structures/Mech Systems; Vibration Issues in Mechanical Systems. Columbus, Ohio, USA. October 28–30, 2015. V003T50A002. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/DSCC2015-9674
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