A Real-Time Obstacle Avoidance Method for Autonomous Vehicles Using an Obstacle-Dependent Gaussian Potential Field

Jang Ho Cho, Dong Sung Pae, Myo Taeg Lim, Tae Koo Kang

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A new obstacle avoidance method for autonomous vehicles called obstacle-dependent Gaussian potential field (ODG-PF) was designed and implemented. It detects obstacles and calculates the likelihood of collision with them. In this paper, we present a novel attractive field and repulsive field calculation method and direction decision approach. Simulations and the experiments were carried out and compared with other potential field-based obstacle avoidance methods. The results show that ODG-PF performed the best in most cases.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5041401
JournalJournal of Advanced Transportation
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management

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