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Electronics 2015, 4(1), 59-81; doi:10.3390/electronics4010059

Motion Planning of Autonomous Vehicles on a Dual Carriageway without Speed Lanes

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School of Systems Engineering, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, Berkshire RG66AY, UK
These authors contributed equally to this work.
Current Affiliation: Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad, Devghat, Jhalwa, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211012, India
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Academic Editor: Vicente Milanés
Received: 20 October 2014 / Accepted: 29 December 2014 / Published: 13 January 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Intelligent and Cooperative Vehicles)
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The problem of motion planning of an autonomous vehicle amidst other vehicles on a straight road is considered. Traffic in a number of countries is unorganized, where the vehicles do not move within predefined speed lanes. In this paper, we formulate a mechanism wherein an autonomous vehicle may travel on the “wrong” side in order to overtake a vehicle. Challenges include assessing a possible overtaking opportunity, cooperating with other vehicles, partial driving on the “wrong” side of the road and safely going to and returning from the “wrong” side. The experimental results presented show vehicles cooperating to accomplish overtaking manoeuvres. View Full-Text
Keywords: autonomous vehicles; overtaking; intelligent transportation systems; navigation; planning; reactive planning autonomous vehicles; overtaking; intelligent transportation systems; navigation; planning; reactive planning
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Kala, R.; Warwick, K. Motion Planning of Autonomous Vehicles on a Dual Carriageway without Speed Lanes. Electronics 2015, 4, 59-81.

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