Development of Recognition System for ICC using Sensitive Laser Radar 2000-01-1306
In JAPAN some ICCs (Intelligent Cruise Control systems) with recognition systems using Laser Radar have been produced since 1995. However these recognition systems have some improvement challenges; 1) Improvement of detectability for less reflective objects, 2) Improvement of identification performance of a vehicle to be tracked in the same lane (a target vehicle), 3) Improvement of detection performance under bad weather condition. We are developing a New Recognition System using sensitive Laser Radar with APD (Avalanche Photo Diode) as a solution for these challenges. In this paper, we will describe our experimental system using sensitive Laser Radar, especially, algorithm for target vehicle recognition and its performance.