DE102011106170A1 - Method for assisting driver while controlling vehicle, involves detecting surrounding of vehicle by image detection device that is arranged in air craft movable independent from vehicle - Google Patents

Method for assisting driver while controlling vehicle, involves detecting surrounding of vehicle by image detection device that is arranged in air craft movable independent from vehicle

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DE102011106170A1
DE102011106170A1 DE102011106170A DE102011106170A DE102011106170A1 DE 102011106170 A1 DE102011106170 A1 DE 102011106170A1 DE 102011106170 A DE102011106170 A DE 102011106170A DE 102011106170 A DE102011106170 A DE 102011106170A DE 102011106170 A1 DE102011106170 A1 DE 102011106170A1
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    • G08G1/00Traffic control systems for road vehicles
    • G08G1/09Arrangements for giving variable traffic instructions
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    • G08G1/165Anti-collision systems for passive traffic, e.g. including static obstacles, trees
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60WCONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT
    • B60W2552/00Input parameters relating to infrastructure
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60WCONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT
    • B60W2556/00Input parameters relating to data
    • B60W2556/45External transmission of data to or from the vehicle
    • B60W2556/65Data transmitted between vehicles
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60WCONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT
    • B60W30/00Purposes of road vehicle drive control systems not related to the control of a particular sub-unit, e.g. of systems using conjoint control of vehicle sub-units, or advanced driver assistance systems for ensuring comfort, stability and safety or drive control systems for propelling or retarding the vehicle
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Abstract

The invention relates to a method for assisting a driver in controlling a vehicle (1), the surroundings of the vehicle (1) being captured by means of a first image capture unit (4) arranged on an unmanned aircraft (3) that is movable independently of the vehicle (1) , According to the invention, the surroundings of the vehicle are additionally acquired by means of a second image acquisition unit (5) arranged on the vehicle (1) and image data (81) from the first image acquisition unit (4) and image data (B2) from the second image acquisition unit (5) are merged and from the merged image data (B1, B2) environmental properties (U), a three-dimensional terrain profile (G) and / or possible lanes (S) are determined in the three-dimensional terrain profile (G), depending on the environmental properties (U), the three-dimensional terrain profile (G) and / or the lanes (S) are issued as a support function driving instructions and / or a drive train and / or a brake and / or a chassis of the vehicle (1) are controlled. The invention further relates to a device (2) for carrying out the method.

Description

  • The invention relates to a method for assisting a driver in a control of a vehicle having the features of the preamble of claim 1.
  • The invention further relates to a method for assisting a driver in a control of a vehicle having the features of the preamble of claim 2.
  • The invention further relates to a device for carrying out the method.
  • From the EP 1 645 888 B1 An off-road vehicle is known with a device for controlling the off-road vehicle, the device comprising a detection unit for detecting an environment of the vehicle. The detection unit is attached to the vehicle or to a mobile drone independent of the vehicle. A field of view of the detection unit can be graphically output by means of a display unit in the interior of the off-road vehicle. Furthermore, in a method, a maximum speed is determined with which a terrain located in the field of view of the detection unit can be surmounted by the vehicle.
  • The invention is based on the object to provide a comparison with the prior art improved method for assisting a driver in a control of a vehicle and an apparatus for performing the method.
  • With regard to the method, the object is achieved by the features specified in claim 1 and in claim 2 and in terms of the device by the features specified in claim 6.
  • Advantageous embodiments of the invention are the subject of the dependent claims.
  • In a method for assisting a driver in a control of a vehicle, an environment of the vehicle is detected by means of a first image acquisition unit arranged on an unmanned aerial vehicle which is movable independently of the vehicle. According to the invention, the surroundings of the vehicle are additionally detected by means of a second image acquisition unit arranged on the vehicle, and image data of the first image acquisition unit and image data of the second image acquisition unit are fused and ambient properties, a three-dimensional terrain profile and / or possible lanes in the three-dimensional terrain profile are determined from the fused image data Depending on the environmental characteristics, the three-dimensional terrain profile and / or the lanes driving instructions are output and / or a drive train and / or a brake and / or a chassis of the vehicle can be controlled.
  • From the fusion of the image data of the second image acquisition unit arranged on the vehicle and the first image acquisition unit arranged on the unmanned aerial vehicle also results in a very large coverage area, so that the surroundings of the vehicle can be detected to a large extent.
  • From the detection of the environment from different perspectives and the fusion of image data is still a very detailed representation and evaluation of the environment possible, the driver of the vehicle is a view of the vehicle for these invisible areas in the vicinity of the vehicle is possible.
  • In particular, in an embodiment of the vehicle as an off-road vehicle, the driver of the vehicle is supported by the issued driving instructions and / or the control of the powertrain, the brake and / or the chassis in difficult driving tasks in particular very rough terrain. In this case, a risk of sticking and tipping over of the vehicle is reduced in the uneven terrain, so that even inexperienced drivers can easily pass through difficult terrain passages.
  • Further, employability of all-terrain vehicles, such as in rescue operations, can be increased and improved, because due to the improved and very detailed detection of the environment of the vehicle, a lane recommendation can be calculated while maximizing the possible driving characteristics of the vehicle. For this purpose, the possible lanes are preferably evaluated with regard to a vehicle load during their passage through and / or with regard to a necessary driving skills when they pass through, with the results of the evaluation being output on the basis of the driving instructions.
  • In an alternative or additional embodiment of the method according to the invention, the environment data, the three-dimensional terrain profile of the surroundings and / or possible lanes in the three-dimensional terrain profile are determined solely on the basis of image data of the first image detection unit, depending on the environment data, the terrain profile and / or lanes Support function driving instructions are issued and / or a powertrain and / or a brake and / or a chassis of the vehicle to be controlled.
  • From the determination of the three-dimensional terrain profile, there are the same advantages as the fusion of the image data of the first and second image acquisition unit, wherein the control of the drive train, the brake and / or the chassis in a particularly simple and accurate manner is feasible. Furthermore, in a particularly advantageous manner, no additional image capture unit is required.
  • Embodiments of the invention are explained in more detail below with reference to drawings.
  • Showing:
  • 1 schematically a vehicle before passing through a terrain profile,
  • 2 schematically the vehicle according to 1 at the beginning of the passage of the terrain profile,
  • 3 schematically the vehicle according to 1 at the end of the passage of the terrain profile and
  • 4 schematically a device for assisting a driver in a control of the vehicle according to 1 ,
  • Corresponding parts are provided in all figures with the same reference numerals.
  • 1 shows a vehicle 1 with an in 4 detailed device shown 2 to assist a driver in controlling the vehicle 1 , The vehicle 1 moves on a road FB on a terrain profile G, which is characterized by strong bumps.
  • When driving in such heavily uneven terrain, the driver must select a possible lane based on the visibility conditions and based on his assessment so that the vehicle 1 not seated on the grounds, sufficient traction for propulsion and braking is available and the vehicle 1 not upset.
  • To improve the visibility conditions for the driver, the device is 2 intended. The device 2 includes one on an unmanned aerial vehicle 3 arranged first image capture unit 4 , The unmanned aerial vehicle 3 , also called a drone, is autonomous, ie independent of vehicle 1 movable. In the illustrated embodiment, the unmanned aerial vehicle 3 shown in an inactive and an active state, wherein the aircraft 3 in the inactive state on a bracket 1.1 at the vehicle 1 is arranged (dashed line) and in the active state autonomously in the area in front of the vehicle 1 emotional.
  • The image capture unit 4 has a detection area E1, within which an area of the surroundings of the vehicle 1 is detected. The first image capture unit 4 For this purpose, at least one monocamera, a stereo camera, a radar sensor and / or a laser scanner, by means of which in 4 image data B1 of the surrounding area which are shown in greater detail.
  • Flies the unmanned aerial vehicle 3 autonomous in the area in front of the vehicle 1 , is the environment of the vehicle 1 by means of the first image acquisition unit 4 captured in a plan view. The image data B1 is sent to one in the vehicle 1 located and in 4 evaluation unit shown in detail 6 Posted. This is both the vehicle side and on the unmanned aerial vehicle 3 one transmitting / receiving unit each 7 . 8th for wireless transmission, in particular for a radio transmission provided. The transmitting / receiving unit 7 . 8th will continue to transmit data to control the unmanned aerial vehicle 3 used.
  • Furthermore, the device comprises 2 one on the vehicle 1 arranged second image capture unit 5 which likewise comprises a monocamera, a stereo camera, a radar sensor and / or a laser scanner and in a detection area E2 an area of the surroundings in front of the vehicle 1 detected. This vehicle-proof imaging unit 5 is limited due to shading effects arising at high obstacles, image data 82 for generating usable terrain information for track planning and for controlling a drive train and / or a brake and / or a chassis of the vehicle 1 due to the shading effects in highly uneven terrain large non-detectable areas X1, X2 and only small detectable areas X3, X4 are present.
  • For this reason, those of the first image acquisition unit 4 captured image data B1 and the second image acquisition unit 5 captured image data B2 to the evaluation 6 transmitted and processed jointly by it. In an image processing method executed for this purpose, the image data B1, B2 are determined by means of the evaluation unit 6 merged. Due to the different perspectives from which the image data B1, B2 were acquired, the determination in. Is particularly advantageous 4 detailed environment characteristics U, a three-dimensional terrain profile G and in the terrain profile G existing possible lanes S possible.
  • In one embodiment, not shown, the environmental properties U, the three-dimensional terrain profile G and the possible lanes S alone from the means of the first image acquisition unit 4 detected image data B1 detected, the determination is carried out in particular on the basis of a stereoscopic processing of temporally successively determined from different perspectives image data B1. The different perspectives result from a movement of the unmanned aerial vehicle 3 , In an embodiment of the first image acquisition unit 4 as a stereo camera, stereo radar sensor or stereo laser scanner is alternatively or additionally possible stereoscopic processing of simultaneously acquired image data B1.
  • The environmental properties U, the three-dimensional terrain profile G and the possible lanes S are determined by the evaluation unit 6 to an in 4 illustrated output unit 9 transmitted, by means of which the environmental properties U, the three-dimensional terrain profile G and the possible lanes S the driver preferably optically output as a map and acoustically as a support function.
  • So that the driver can safely drive through the terrain in front of him, he will be using the output unit 9 as part of the support function further issued driving instructions, which include, for example, a speed to be set, a direction of travel, a steering angle to be set and drive parameters to be set. The drive parameters to be set include in particular the control of a two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive as well as various differential locks.
  • Wants the driver of the vehicle 1 when driving the support function, he can activate this from the vehicle interior. Upon activation of the assist function, the unmanned aerial vehicle becomes 3 automatically from the vehicle 1 attached bracket 1.1 solved and flies autonomously in front of the vehicle 1 , In addition, if needed, the driver can manually control the unmanned aerial vehicle 3 make image data B1 of freely selectable areas in the vicinity of the vehicle 1 can be determined. When the support function is deactivated, the unmanned aircraft returns 3 automatically to the holder 1.1 back and is automatically attached to this.
  • Furthermore, the possible lanes S are assessed with regard to a vehicle load as they pass through and / or with regard to a necessary driving skill as they pass through, with the results of the evaluation being output on the basis of the driving instructions. Thus, the driver can estimate with which driver side and vehicle side effort the lanes S are traversable. An interactive evaluation of the alternative lanes S, d. H. Savings courses possible. Furthermore, depending on the results of the evaluation of the possible lanes S based on the driving advice issued a lane recommendation indicating the lane S, through which the terrain with the lowest driver side and on-board effort is traversable.
  • Furthermore, in an algorithm by means of the evaluation unit 6 in advance, data D determines which additional input and / or rebound strokes of wheels of the vehicle required when the lane S is being traveled 1 for an active chassis as well as supporting drive and braking torques at the wheels. These data D are sent to a control unit 10 for controlling a drive train, a brake and the chassis of the vehicle 1 depending on the data D and thus as a function of the environmental properties U, the three-dimensional terrain profile G and the possible lanes S the drive train, the brake and the chassis of the vehicle 1 controls.
  • 2 shows the vehicle 1 at the beginning of the passage of the terrain profile G, wherein the input and / or rebound strokes of the wheels of the vehicle 1 are set at a front axle and a rear axle by means of the active suspension such that a sitting of the vehicle 1 on the terrain is avoided and a maximum possible adhesion of the tires on the terrain profile G is ensured.
  • In 3 is the vehicle 1 represented at the end of the passage of the terrain profile G, wherein the input and / or rebound strokes of the wheels of the vehicle 1 On a front axle and a rear axle by means of the active chassis are also set such that a sitting of the vehicle 1 is avoided on the terrain and a maximum possible adhesion of the tires on the terrain profile G is ensured.
  • 4 shows the device 2 to assist the driver in controlling the vehicle 1 with the at the unmanned aerial vehicle 3 arranged first image acquisition unit 4 who is on the vehicle 1 arranged second image capture unit 5 , with this coupled evaluation unit 6 as well as the output unit 9 and the control unit 10 ,
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    vehicle
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    bracket
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    contraption
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    unmanned aerial vehicle
    4
    first image capture unit
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    second image capture unit
    6
    evaluation
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    Transmit / receive unit
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    Transmit / receive unit
    9
    output unit
    10
    control unit
    B1
    image data
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    image data
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    dates
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    detection range
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    detection range
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    roadway
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    Geländeprofil
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    lane
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    unrecognizable area
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    detectable area
    X4
    detectable area
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  • This list of the documents listed by the applicant has been generated automatically and is included solely for the better information of the reader. The list is not part of the German patent or utility model application. The DPMA assumes no liability for any errors or omissions.
  • Cited patent literature
    • EP 1645888 B1 [0004]

Claims (6)

  1. Method for assisting a driver in controlling a vehicle ( 1 ), whereby by means of a on an independent of the vehicle ( 1 ) movable unmanned aerial vehicle ( 3 ) arranged first imaging unit ( 4 ) an environment of the vehicle ( 1 ), characterized in that the environment of the vehicle ( 1 ) additionally by means of a vehicle ( 1 ) arranged second imaging unit ( 5 ) and image data (B1) of the first image acquisition unit ( 4 ) and image data (B2) of the second image acquisition unit ( 5 ) and from the merged image data (B1, B2) ambient properties (U), a three-dimensional terrain profile (G) and / or possible lanes (S) in the three-dimensional terrain profile (G) are determined, depending on the environmental characteristics (U) , the three-dimensional terrain profile (G) and / or the lanes (S) are output as support functions driving instructions and / or a drive train and / or a brake and / or a chassis of the vehicle ( 1 ) to be controlled.
  2. Method for assisting a driver in controlling a vehicle ( 1 ), whereby by means of a on an independent of the vehicle ( 1 ) movable unmanned aerial vehicle ( 3 ) arranged first imaging unit ( 4 ) an environment of the vehicle ( 1 ) is detected, characterized in that based on image data (B1) of the first image acquisition unit ( 4 ) Environmental properties (U), a three-dimensional terrain profile (G) and / or possible lanes (S) in the three-dimensional terrain profile (G) are determined, depending on the environmental properties (U), the three-dimensional terrain profile (G) and / or lanes (S) driving instructions are output as a support function and / or a drive train and / or a brake and / or a chassis of the vehicle ( 1 ) to be controlled.
  3. A method according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that upon activation of the support function the unmanned aerial vehicle ( 3 ) automatically from one on the vehicle ( 1 ) mounted bracket ( 1.1 ) and when the support function is deactivated, automatically 1.1 ) is returned and placed at this.
  4. Method according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the possible lanes (S) are evaluated with regard to a vehicle load as it passes through and / or with regard to a necessary driving skills when passing through them, with results of the evaluation being output on the basis of the driving instructions.
  5. A method according to claim 4, characterized in that depending on the results of the evaluation of the possible lanes (S) based on the driving advice a track recommendation is issued.
  6. Contraption ( 2 ) for carrying out a method according to any one of the preceding claims, comprising an on an unmanned aerial vehicle ( 3 ) arranged first image capture unit ( 4 ) and / or one on a vehicle ( 1 ) second image acquisition unit ( 5 ) and an evaluation unit ( 6 ), by means of which from fused image data ( 51 . 52 ) of the image acquisition units ( 4 . 5 ) and / or based on the image data (B1) of the first image acquisition unit ( 4 ) Environmental properties (U), a three-dimensional terrain profile (G) and / or possible lanes (S) in the three-dimensional terrain profile (G) can be determined, wherein the evaluation unit ( 6 ) with an output unit ( 9 ) for issuing driving instructions and / or with a control unit ( 10 ) for controlling a drive train and / or a brake and / or a chassis of the vehicle ( 1 ) depending on the environmental properties (U) and / or the three-dimensional terrain profile (G) and / or the possible lanes (S) is coupled.
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