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System Aspects of Adaptive Cruise Control Systems
Published May 09, 1995 by Associazione Tecnica Dell'Automobile in Italy
After years of research on automotive distance sensors, new driver assistance systems for longitudinal control are foreseen for market introduction at different companies. These systems with names like Autonomous Intelligent Cruise Control (AICC) or Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) are very similar in structure and function. The system overview contains the basic components, their rough specification, the main control rules and the man- machine-interface. The potential, the concept and the current technical limits of ACC systems are discussed with respect to the consequences on traffic flow, safety and driver behavior. Development trends for extended functionality are given as an outlook for the next generation of driver assistance systems.