Driver Assistance and Augmentation Systems
In 2001, over 18000 deaths in the United States were caused by automobiles leaving the lane and colliding with a fixed object in the environment. Despite recent advances in vehicle safety, the responsibility for avoiding collisions with objects in the environment remains solely with the driver. Though humans are quite adept at this task, they are far from infallible. This work presents a potential field framework for active lanekeeping assistance that seeks to prevent accidents from lane departures.