Stereo Vision Onboard a Vehicle for Obstacle Detection

by J. -L. Bruyelle, USTL-FA, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France,
J. -G. Postaire, USTL-FA, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation Engineering


We show how two linear cameras, mounted behind the windscreen of a car, can be used to detect the obstacles on the road in real time, even with small computer architectures. Results of simulations and field tests are presented, that demonstrate the efficiency of the described system.

Subject Headings: Vehicles | Field tests | Cameras | Traffic models | Traffic accidents | Traffic surveys | Linear functions | Computing in civil engineering

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