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2018.03.19

【Awards and Commendations】Mr. Hanwool Woo (D3), Department of Precision Engineering, won Graduate School Research Award at Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan.

On 5 March 2018, Mr. Hanwool Woo (D3), Department of Precision Engineering, won Graduate School Research Award at Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan.
The Graduate School Research Award of JSAE is awarded to graduate students who have contributed outstanding research in the field of automotive engineering.

This research deals with a method that considers changes in the surrounding environment and traffic participants based on integration of potential risk and manifested risk. According to previous research, late cognition is considered to be responsible for over 50 % of accidents caused by human errors. Considering these situations, the advanced driver assistance systems have attracted considerable attention as solutions to decrease accident rates. If these techniques were able to help a driver recognize dangerous situations, accident rates could be siginificantly decreased.

This research focused on improvement of both the accuracy and the early prediction, which are the trade-off relationship. The proposed method predicts the behaviors of surrounding vehicles based on their driving intentions, characteristics, and traffic conditions. This method consists of three approaches which are driving-intention estimation by structual traffic conditions, estimation of individual driving characteristics, and trajectory prediction. As the result, it achieved the great performance significantly outperformed previous methods.

 

It is my great honor to have this award. I am most grateful to my supervisors and co-authors for giving me a lot of advice on this research. I will keep working hard and hope to contribute to actual sites.

 

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