Time: Oct 1, 2009 at 5:30 PM
Location: Room ME 1130 at the University of Minnesota, East Bank
5:30 – Meet and Greet (Beverages and sandwiches will be provided)
6:00 – Introduction and Section Overview
6:30 – Presentation and Tour by the Guest Speakers (See below)
8:30 – Adjourn
Presentation and Tour by the Guest Speakers
Topic: Driver Assist System for Narrow Bus-only-Shoulders Guest Speaker: Dr. Craig Shankwitz (University of Minnesota) Mike Abegg (Minnesota Valley Transit Authority)
Abstract: The Intelligent Vehicles Lab at the U of MN has Developed a Driver Assist System that provides drivers assistance with lane keeping and collision avoidance for drivers in difficult operating environments (i.e., low visibility, narrow bus-only-shoulders, etc.). Vehicle positioning is provided by a Dual Frequency, Carrier-Phase Differential GPS system, and guidance/navigation assistance is facilitated through the use of a high-accuracy geospatial database. Collision avoidance capability is provided through the use of on-board radar and/or laser scanners. Driver feedback is multi-modal through graphical, haptic, and tactile displays. Dr Shankwitz will discuss the development and Mr. Abegg will provide a transit operator/customer perspective on the use of the Driver Assist System
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