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JRM Vol.25 No.6 pp. 1011-1019
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p1011
(2013)

Paper:

Development of Danger Avoidance Assist System for Electric Cart

Masanori Sato, Tetsuo Tomizawa, Shunsuke Kudoh,
and Takashi Suehiro

The University of Electro-Communications, 1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu, Tokyo 182-8585, Japan

Received:
May 10, 2013
Accepted:
October 15, 2013
Published:
December 20, 2013
Keywords:
collision-avoidance, four-wheeled electric cart
Abstract

Four-wheeled electric carts developed for the elderly have come to be widely used. Along with that, the number of accidents involving them is increasing due to carelessness and error of the drivers. Similar to ordinary cars, electric carts have mechanical features inner and outer track differences requiring that driver pay attention to their surroundings while driving. Aged drivers having a narrow field of vision may find it difficult to pay sufficient attention. In this study we developed an electric cart with a danger avoidance assist system that stops the cart safely before a collision even if the driver overlooks an obstacle. The assist system also helps prevent driver errors.

Cite this article as:
Masanori Sato, Tetsuo Tomizawa, Shunsuke Kudoh, and
and Takashi Suehiro, “Development of Danger Avoidance Assist System for Electric Cart,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.25, No.6, pp. 1011-1019, 2013.
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