Live Demonstration: Passive Sensor Setup for Road Condition Monitoring

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The automation of vehicles is a major challenge and subject to many publications focusing on sensor systems, capable of receiving environmental information. As stated in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Vehicle Standard [1], automated driving level four to five requires observations of the environment to establish a continuous environment model, including road conditions. In our paper presented at IEEE Sensors 2019 [2], we propose a solution of measuring road conditions with vehicle on-board data utilizing a Vehicle Level Sensor (VLS) and an Acceleration Sensor (AS). The VLS is a standard component for vehicles with an automatic luminary width control for headlamp systems to ensure proper illumination and prevent glare for preceding and oncoming vehicles. Along with internet connectivity, the sensor system enables every vehicle of measuring road condition to potentially provide it to a cloud platform.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE SENSORS Proceedings
Number of pages1
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherIEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Publication date25.10.2020
Article number9278776
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-6802-9
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-6801-2
Publication statusPublished - 25.10.2020
EventIEEE Sensors, SENSORS 2020 - Virtual, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 25.10.202028.10.2020