Title: Study on a longitudinal control and guidance system for lane change assistance

Authors: Pongsathorn Raksincharoensak; Liming Wan; Masao Nagai

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture of Technology, 2-24-16 Naka-cho Koganei, Tokyo 184-8588, Japan ' Smart Mobility Research Center, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 2-24-16 Naka-cho Koganei, Tokyo 184-8588, Japan ' Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 2-24-16 Naka-cho Koganei, Tokyo 184-8588, Japan

Abstract: This paper presents a driver assistance system of lane change manoeuvre on highway. The assistance system is designed based on a reference driver model which employs common on-board vehicle sensing signals and determines the initiation timing and the magnitude of longitudinal and lateral accelerations. The assistance system is designed to be able to accelerate automatically in longitudinal direction and provide a beep sound to cue the initiation timing of steering manoeuvre by considering the human reaction time. The feasibility of the proposed assistance system is tested on a Driving Simulator (DS). The experimental scenarios are indicated in detail and the obtained results are statistically analysed from the individual and overall aspects of the conducted experiments.

Keywords: driver assistance systems; lane change manoeuvres; lane changing; intelligent vehicle-highway systems; driving simulator; reference driver model; simulation; modelling; vehicle sensors; automatic acceleration; vehicle safety.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVS.2014.058240

International Journal of Vehicle Safety, 2014 Vol.7 No.1, pp.37 - 53

Available online: 11 Dec 2013 *

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