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Steering assistance for backing up articulated vehicles

Author(s): Dieter Zoebel | David Polock | Philipp Wojke

Journal: Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics
ISSN 1690-4532

Volume: 1;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 101;
Date: 2003;
Original page

Keywords: driving assistance | kinematics of articulated vehicles | ergonomic visualization | backing up aid

Articulated vehicles belong to the category of nonholonomous wheelers. Under the aspect of control theory they require a sophisticated handling. This corresponds to the experience of unexercised drivers, for instance maneuvering a car and its caravan into a parking box. In this context some adequate advice for the right steering movements would give an appreciable assistance. Here a visual assistance is proposed and realized. The decisive advice for the driver is derived from kinematic modeling. The system is designed to be integrated into standard cars and trucks. For testing purposes the actual system has been incorporated into an existing backing up simulator.
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