Multi-Tracking Sensor Architectures for Reconstructing Autonomous Vehicle Crashes: An Exploratory Study

Haque, Mohammad Mahfuzul
Ghobakhlou, Akbar
Narayanan, Ajit
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With the continuous development of new sensor features and tracking algorithms for object tracking, researchers have opportunities to experiment using different combinations. However, there is no standard or agreed method for selecting an appropriate architecture for autonomous vehicle (AV) crash reconstruction using multi-sensor-based sensor fusion. This study proposes a novel simulation method for tracking performance evaluation (SMTPE) to solve this problem. The SMTPE helps select the best tracking architecture for AV crash reconstruction. This study reveals that a radar-camera-based centralized tracking architecture of multi-sensor fusion performed the best among three different architectures tested with varying sensor setups, sampling rates, and vehicle crash scenarios. We provide a brief guideline for the best practices in selecting appropriate sensor fusion and tracking architecture arrangements, which can be helpful for future vehicle crash reconstruction and other AV improvement research.

0301 Analytical Chemistry , 0502 Environmental Science and Management , 0602 Ecology , 0805 Distributed Computing , 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering , Analytical Chemistry , 3103 Ecology , 4008 Electrical engineering , 4009 Electronics, sensors and digital hardware , 4104 Environmental management , 4606 Distributed computing and systems software
Sensors, ISSN: 1424-8220 (Online), MDPI AG, 24(13), 4194-4194. doi: 10.3390/s24134194
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