Integrated Sensor System Framework for Enhanced Vehicle Safety 2011-28-0037
With improvements in electronics and integrated safety systems, modern day cars are much safer than their predecessors. Unfortunately, cost is a very strong driving factor, when it comes to installation of a multitude of these safety systems on mid and low-segment cars. In this paper, we propose a novel integrated system of sensors that are strategically arranged around a car in order to provide safety at a reasonable cost. This generic framework of sensors would assist the driver under various driving scenarios like collision warning (forward and rear), overtake assist, parallel parking assist and adaptive cruise control. An invention disclosure has been filed with the Patent Cooperation Treaty for this work .