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Monitoring surrounding areas of truck-trailer combinations

Ehlgen, Tobias ; Pajdla, Tomas

The 5th International Conference on Computer Vision Systems, 2007
Bielefeld, 21. - 24. März 2007

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Drivers of trucks and buses are not able to survey the surrounding area of their vehicles. In this paper a system is presented that provides a bird's-eye view of the surrounding area of a truck-trailer combination to the driver. This view enables the driver to maneuver the vehicle easily in complicated environments. The system consists of four omnidirectional cameras mounted on a truck and trailer. The omnidirectional images are combined in such a way that a bird's-eye view image is generated. A sensor measures the angle between truck and trailer, thus the bird's-eye view image is constructed appropriate to this angle.

Keywords: Automotive Vision Systems, Omnidirectional Cameras, Bird's-eye view, Automotive Environment Perception
Institution: Faculty of Technology, Research Groups in Informatics
DDC classification: Data processing, computer science, computer systems

Suggested Citation:
Ehlgen, Tobias ; Pajdla, Tomas  (2007)  Monitoring surrounding areas of truck-trailer combinations. The 5th International Conference on Computer Vision Systems, 2007

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