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Title: Use Cases for Autonomous Smart Car. Experimental Model
Author(s): Iulian Aciobanitei   Mihai Coca   Laurenţiu Mărgărit         

Abstract: Smart cars are evolving continuously due to the work undertaken in the field of smart cars automation. To be able to drive autonomously, the car has to adapt to changing contexts. This paper describes an intelligent machine, which may behave differently based on environmental information extracted by optical sensors. The two goals of the car are (1) to complete a configurable route without derailing and (2) to prove the concept of autonomous braking system, when the vehicle is in danger of frontal collision with an obstacle (2). Two different concepts of braking are described in this paper. The car architecture includes a 1/18 scale model chassis, two DC motors for propulsion, a servo for steering, two CMOS camera for sensing the track and a Freescale development board that runs the control system. The implementation uses Freescale technology with ARM internal architecture. An algorithm has been developed in order to achieve a better method that provides ability to run steadily and quickly on lines and corners.

Keywords: smart car, autonomous braking system.

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