Automotive Obstacle Detection Systems: a Survey of Design Requirements and Vehicle Integration Issues 98C021
Obstacle detection technology has made significant progress in the last five years in the important product areas of quality, performance and affordability. Ford Motor Company's market research indicates that our customers are very interested in new safety features. Drivers consider obstacle detection and collision warning technology as the next breakthrough in safety technology. Ford recognizes the importance of moving from the collision mitigation to the collision avoidance paradigm. Fortunately, the first step in collision avoidance can be taken by equipping the vehicle with reliable and affordable obstacle detection sensors
David A. McNamara, Brian K. Tucker, Robert Kwiecinski
Ford Motor Co.
1998 International Congress on Transportation Electronics