Honda Introduces Predictive Autopilot Able To Anticipate Driver's Maneuvers On The Highway
|   Saturday, January 24, 2015
The new Honda CR-V will be the first car in the world able to anticipate the intentions of road users through an innovative automatic cruise control called Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control.

After Volvo has innovated as much as possible the prediction chapter, Honda came along to set the tone in the industry of safety systems. It seems that the Japanese have exceeded the Scandinavians' performance in this domain, and have developed an intelligent cruise control able to guess the danger when running on the highway and someone plans a sudden lane change.


Based on information received from a video camera and a radar system, the new i-ACC system (Intelligent, Adaptive Cruise Control) monitors the position and behavior of cars located in adjacent lanes. Depending on their behavior it applies an algorithm to predict the possibility that they change the lanes. This new system allows the car to react quickly, safely and comfortably in a scenario where traditional cruise control systems reach their constructive limits.

Typically, an adaptive cruise control system maintains a constant distance from the car in front by applying the brakes or accelerating, depending on the speed of the car monitored and the settings applied by the driver. When a car comes into sensors range on a side lane, most often the classical system applies the brakes suddenly because the new element appears to change the set driver data relative to the distance from the car in front.

In order to eliminate the undesirable effects of such a scenario, the i-ACC system developed by Honda, constantly monitors not only the car in front, but those to the sides too, applying a complex prediction algorithm capable of reacting with up to five seconds prior to the arrival of a vehicle on the lane.

Dr. Kleinehagenbrock, the one responsible for i-ACC at Honda's R&D Europe (Germany) says that "i-ACC takes cruise control systems to a whole new level, offering what we call ‘predictive safety'".

This reaction time is called "buffer zone" and allows the car to gradually reduce moving speed and thus eliminate sudden reactions that may disturb passengers. When the initial brake is applied, a message is displayed in the panel dial plates to inform the driver what is the reason the car reduced its speed. From this point on, the system applies a supplementary braking force to adjust the travel speed in order to maintain a safe distance.

The I-ACC system is a result of collaboration between Honda Research and Development centers in Europe and Japan and was developed specifically for the European market. The research that was the basis for the complex prediction algorithm took place on European roads. More specifically, traffic in Europe led to the creation of the algorithm that underlines the ACC system.

Dr Schmuedderich, responsible for i-ACC at Honda Research Institute Europe commented that "i-ACC is a significant breakthrough and a considerable further step towards a new generation of driver assistances systems that anticipate the behavior of other traffic participants."
PHOTO GALLERY
Comments:
Name required * Email required Email not valid *
Comment required *

Latest news
Sunday, August 19, 2018 10:30:31 Nissan is present at the Detroit Auto Show with a compact concept SUV called...
Saturday, August 18, 2018 10:25:17 Another Hyundai premiere at the Detroit Auto Show is the new Veloster N,...
Friday, August 17, 2018 10:20:24 The South Koreans from Kia presented at the Auto Show in Detroit the new...
Thursday, August 16, 2018 10:15:59 After a massive promotion campaign, the US subdivision of Hyundai has officially...
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 10:05:55 Acura boasted that the new RDX is 100% made in the United States and is...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 09:54:10 At the core of the new VW Jetta is the MQB platform, which is already used...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 09:50:38 General Motors held the world premiere for the new generation Chevrolet...
Monday, August 13, 2018 09:45:39 The Ram Trucks brand, currently belonging to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles,...
Sunday, August 12, 2018 09:39:52 Ford brought the new generation mid-size Ranger pick-up at the Detroit Auto...
Saturday, August 11, 2018 09:34:13 At the Auto Show in Detroit, American car manufacturer Ford celebrates the...