Enhanced Sensor Fusion for Car Safety Applications 2006-01-0598
Advanced driving assistance systems and other applications to enhance car safety are well known and also well established in the automotive industry. These systems rely mostly on on-board sensors and data fusion algorithms which monitor the vehicle's environment. Another development is the concept of Car-to-Car Communications (C2CC) which can directly transmit the safety relevant data off-board to other vehicles. It can now be seen that both technology fields are growing together, but to make use of C2CC for sensor data fusion, there are many issues related to these topics that need to be solved. This paper highlights the advantages of a C2CC-enhanced sensor data fusion approach, as well as the associated challenges.