Terrain-based road vehicle localization on multi-lane highways

Adam J. Dean, Sean N. Brennan

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This work develops an algorithm for estimating the lateral lane index of road vehicles on multi-lane roadways by correlating vehicle attitude measurements to terrain maps of the individual lanes of travel. To localize a vehicle, a Bayesian belief algorithm and a particle filter algorithm are described and applied off-line using data collected from two lanes along a local highway. Results demonstrate that terrain-based algorithms are capable of measuring lane index. Because these measurements are immune to lighting conditions, this solution is a good complement to existing lane-detection camera systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2009 American Control Conference, ACC 2009
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2009
Event2009 American Control Conference, ACC 2009 - St. Louis, MO, United States
Duration: Jun 10 2009Jun 12 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


Other2009 American Control Conference, ACC 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySt. Louis, MO

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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