A semi-automated parallel parking system for passenger cars
2006 (English)In: Proceedings of the Institution of mechanical engineers. Part D, journal of automobile engineering, ISSN 0954-4070, Vol. 220, no 1, 53-65 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Car parking has been, and still is, a growing problem, with increasing vehicle sizes in the luxury segment as well as sport-utility vehicles. This is especially true when bearing in mind the confined parking spaces in parking lots and cities. While damage during parking generally does not cause any injury to the passengers, it is costly and annoying. Park assist systems are by no means new on the market, since passive systems which provide longitudinal guidance using ultrasonic distance sensors have been available on the market for a number of years.
The system presented is a semi-automated approach to parallel parking problems, as they frequently occur in European and Asian cities. The challenge during the development of this system was to have as few components as possible added to a standard vehicle, seeking reuse of many of the already built-in functionalities. The result is a system that leaves the longitudinal control of the vehicle to the driver but automates the steering process, and even stops the vehicle when the final parking position is reached.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 220, no 1, 53-65 p.
electric steering gear, ultrasonic distance sensors, functional architecture
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-36019DOI: 10.1243/095440705X69650ISI: 000234903900005Local ID: 29425OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-36019DiVA: diva2:256867