Synopses & Reviews
This book, Vision-Based Vehicle Guidance, covers leading research projects on drivers' assistant systems based on computer vision technologies. Examples of those drivers' assistant systems include automatic steering control, collision avoidance, and various warning systems for automobiles on highways. This is the first and only one comprehensive book for engineers, scientists, and students who are interested in vison-based vehicle control. The field of vision-based vehicle guidance is gathering rapidly increasing interest as a part of the Intelligent Vehicle and Highway Systems (IVHS). The IVHS is expected to increase the safety, efficiency, and environmental quality by adding more intelligence to the vehicle/highway systems. The vision systems for vehicle guidance includes a number of new problems which coventional vision systems for factory automation did not have because the highway scenes are less structured than typical factory applications under controlled lighting. New approaches to address those problems are proposed in this book to extend the horizon of computer vision technologies.