Vehicle localization using in-vehicle pitch data and dynamical models

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This paper describes a dynamical model-based method for the localization of road vehicles using terrain data from the vehicle's onboard sensors. Road data are encoded using linear dynamical models and then, during travel, the location is identified through continuous comparison of a bank of linear models. The approach presented has several advantages over previous methods described in the literature. First, it creates computationally efficient linear model map representations of the road data. Second, the use of linear models eliminates the need for metrics during the localization process. Third, the localization algorithm is a computationally efficient approach that can have a bounded localization distance in the absence of noise, given certain uniqueness assumptions on the data. Fourth, encoding road data using linear models has the potential to compress the data, while retaining the sensory information. Finally, performing only linear operations on observed noisy data simplifies the creation of noise mitigation algorithms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6863698
Pages (from-to)206-220
Number of pages15
JournalIEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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