Automatic Vehicle Guidance: The Experience of the ARGO Autonomous Vehicle

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World Scientific, 1999 - Computers - 242 pages
This book surveys the history of automatic vehicle guidance based on the processing of visual information, starting from the very first projects worldwide up to the latest developments. It also presents the ARGO prototype vehicle, developed at the University of Parma (Italy), and describes its equipment, setup, and performance. ARGO has been equipped with cameras and processing systems to drive autonomously in real traffic conditions. The complete system has been tested on public roads, during a tour in which ARGO drove itself along the Italian highway network for more than 2000 km. A detailed analysis of this trip is also included.
 

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The book is nice and presents in a clear way the results and the approach used by the authors. The MilleMiglia in Automatico Tour is amazing!

Contents

Introduction
5
State of the Art
21
and Technology
52
Algorithms for Image Processing
59
Hardware Support for RealTime Image Processing
123
The ARGO Vehicle
161
The MilleMiglia in Automatico Tour
181
Performance Analysis
187
Closing Remarks
201
B PAPRICA3 Programming Environment
211
Global Communications on PAPRICA3
219
References
227
Biographic Notes
241
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