JRM Vol.36 No.3 pp. 779-786
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2024.p0779


Automatic Lane-Changing System on Congested Highway

Hanwool Woo* ORCID Icon, Hiroto Tetsuka**, and Jongseong Gwak*** ORCID Icon

*Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kogakuin University
2665-1 Nakano-machi, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0015, Japan

**Graduate School of Regional Development and Creativity, Utsunomiya University
7-1-2 Yoto, Utsunomiya, Tochigi 321-8585, Japan

***Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering, Takushoku University
815-1 Tatemachi, Hachioji, Tokyo 193-0985, Japan

February 19, 2024
April 16, 2024
June 20, 2024
autonomous driving technology, lane change, congested highway, crash avoidance

This study proposes an autonomous lane-changing system for congested merging areas. Manual and autonomous vehicles are expected to coexist until all vehicles are substituted by autonomous vehicles. Therefore, interactions between humans and autonomous driving systems should be discussed. This study assumed a scenario in which an autonomous vehicle performed a lane change to a congested main lane, where all vehicles were manual. The proposed system estimated the possibility of changing lanes without collisions. A driving simulator was used to measure the lane-changing operations of human drivers in a congested merging area, and the proposed method was developed based on the experimental results. Simulations demonstrated that the proposed method could safely change lanes.

Lane change to a congested main lane

Lane change to a congested main lane

Cite this article as:
H. Woo, H. Tetsuka, and J. Gwak, “Automatic Lane-Changing System on Congested Highway,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.36 No.3, pp. 779-786, 2024.
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