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Sensors 2017, 17(9), 2098; doi:10.3390/s17092098

The Use of Terrestrial Laser Scanning for Determining the Driver’s Field of Vision

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Department of Forest and Forest Products Technology, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Mendel University in Brno, Brno 61300, Czech Republic
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Department of Forest Management and Applied Geoinformatics, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Mendel University in Brno, Brno 61300, Czech Republic
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Department of Landscape Management, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Mendel University in Brno, Brno 61300, Czech Republic
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Department of Horticultural Technology, Faculty of Horticulture, Mendel University in Brno, Brno 61300, Czech Republic
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Received: 17 July 2017 / Revised: 7 September 2017 / Accepted: 8 September 2017 / Published: 13 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Collection Sensors in Agriculture and Forestry)
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Abstract

Terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) is currently one of the most progressively developed methods in obtaining information about objects and phenomena. This paper assesses the TLS possibilities in determining the driver’s field of vision in operating agricultural and forest machines with movable and immovable components in comparison to the method of using two light point sources for the creation of shade images according to ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 5721-1. Using the TLS method represents a minimum time saving of 55% or more, according to the project complexity. The values of shading ascertained by using the shadow cast method by the point light sources are generally overestimated and more distorted for small cabin structural components. The disadvantage of the TLS method is the scanner’s sensitivity to a soiled or scratched cabin windscreen and to the glass transparency impaired by heavy tinting. View Full-Text
Keywords: terrestrial laser scanner; driver’s field of vision; tractor; harvester terrestrial laser scanner; driver’s field of vision; tractor; harvester
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Zemánek, T.; Cibulka, M.; Pelikán, P.; Skoupil, J. The Use of Terrestrial Laser Scanning for Determining the Driver’s Field of Vision. Sensors 2017, 17, 2098.

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