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Intelligent Vehicle Technologies - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750650939, 9780080534879

Intelligent Vehicle Technologies

1st Edition

Authors: Ljubo Vlacic M. Parent Fumio Harashima
eBook ISBN: 9780080534879
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 13th June 2001
Page Count: 512
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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


'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)


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.


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

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About the Authors

Ljubo Vlacic

Affiliations and Expertise

Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

M. Parent

Affiliations and Expertise

INRIA, France

Fumio Harashima