Description

'Intelligent Vehicle Technologies' covers the growing field of intelligent technologies, from intelligent control systems to intelligent sensors. Systems such as in-car navigation devices and cruise control are already being introduced into modern vehicles, but manufacturers are now racing to develop systems such as 'smart' cruise control, on-vehicle driver information systems, collision avoidance systems, vision enhancement and roadworthiness diagnostics systems.

Key Features

aimed specifically at the automotive industry packed with practical examples and applications in-depth treatment written in a text book style (rather than a theoretical specialist text style)

Readership

Senior undergraduates in automotive engineering. Postgraduates in automotive engineering, automation, robotics or mobile communications. Practising engineers/analysts involved in intelligent control and automation, robotics and communications.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction - The car of the future. Part 2: Intelligent vehicle sensor technologies - The CAN bus; Microcontrollers and microelectronic technology; Vehicle optical sensor; Towards intelligent automotive vision systems; From door to door - principles and applications of computer vision for driver assistant systems; Radio communication technologies for vehicle information systems; Global positioning technology in the intelligent transportation space. Part 3: Intelligent vehicle decision and control technologies - Adaptive control system techniques; Fuzzy control; Decisional architectures for motion autonomy; Brake modelling and control; ACC systems - overview and examples; Part 4: Case study - ARGO prototype vehicle

Details

No. of pages:
512
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2000
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9780080534879
Print ISBN:
9780750650939

About the authors

Ljubo Vlacic

Affiliations and Expertise

Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

M. Parent

Affiliations and Expertise

INRIA, France

Reviews

'Undergraduates of Automotive Engineering will doubtless find it indispensable reading.' Driving Magazine, Jan. 2002