Automatic lateral collision avoidance for a passenger car

G. Bevan, H. Gollee, J. O'Reilly

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Longitudinal collision avoidance controllers are of limited benefit for preventing head-on collisions between road vehicles travelling at high speed or for preventing rear end collisions when there is insufficient separation between the vehicles. In these circumstances, aggressive lateral vehicle manoeuvres are more appropriate. This paper develops a controller architecture to perform an emergency lateral collision avoidance manoeuvre. Simulation results indicate significant improvements in collision avoidance at vehicle speeds up to 100 [km/hr] using integrated automatic steering and braking.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1751-1762
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Control
Issue number11
Early online date24 Oct 2007
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007


  • emergency collision avoidance
  • integrated automatic steering
  • brakes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering


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