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Development and Evaluation of Multiple Objects Collision Mitigation by Braking Algorithms
Linköping University, Department of Electrical Engineering.
Linköping University, Department of Electrical Engineering.
2004 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree)Student thesisAlternative title
Utveckling och utvärdering av CMbB-algoritmer för multipla objekt (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

A CMbB system is a system that with the help of sensors in the front of a car detects when a collision in unavoidable. When a situation like that is detected, the brakes are activated. The decision of whether to activate the brakes or not is taken by a piece of software called a decision maker. This software continuously checks for routes that would avoid an object in front of the car and as long as a path is found nothing is done. Volvo has been investigating several different CMbB-systems, and the research done by Volvo has previously focused on decision makers that only consider one object in front of the car. By instead taking all present objects in consideration, it should be possible to detect an imminent collision earlier. Volvo has developed some prototypes but needed help evaluating their performance.

As part of this thesis a testing method was developed. The idea was to test as many cases as possible but as the objects’ possible states increase, the number of test cases quickly becomes huge. Different ways of removing irrelevant test cases were developed and when these ideas were realized in a test bench, it showed that about 98 % of the test cases could be removed.

The test results showed that there is clearly an advantage to consider many objects if the cost of increased complexity in the decision maker is not too big. However, the risk of false alarms is high with the current decision makers and several possible improvements have therefore been suggested.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för systemteknik , 2004.
LiTH-ISY-Ex, 3570
Keyword [en]
Reglerteknik, collision mitigation, collision avoidance, evaluation, testing, test bench
Keyword [sv]
National Category
Control Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-2676OAI: diva2:20017
Available from: 2005-01-11 Created: 2005-01-11

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