Patent Number: 6,311,123

Title: Vehicle control method and vehicle warning method

Abstract: In order to occur a collision warning to prevent the collision in accurate by detecting the preceding vehicle or target, a vehicle lane position estimation device comprising a means for measuring a distance between said host vehicle and said preceding vehicle or a oncoming vehicle, a direction angle from said host vehicle, an angular velocity and a velocity of said host vehicle, a means for calculating lateral and longitudinal distance between said host vehicle and said preceding vehicle or said oncoming vehicle, a means for capturing a front stationary object, a means for obtaining movement of the preceding vehicle or position of the oncoming vehicle, and a means to estimate a lane position of said front stationary object from a relationship of the stationary object being captured and the preceding vehicle being obtained and a positional relationship with the oncoming vehicle.

Inventors: Nakamura; Mitsuru (Hitachinaka, JP), Bai; Jie (Hitachinaka, JP)

Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.

International Classification: B60K 31/00 (20060101); G01S 13/00 (20060101); G01S 13/93 (20060101); G01S 013/93 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018