Virtual mirror for assisting drivers

Sameer Pardhy, Craig Shankwitz, Max Donath

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This paper introduces the concept of a DGPS driven computer graphics display functioning as a mirror. This display, called the virtual mirror, is located inside the vehicle cabin and is intended to be used as a rear or side view mirror in automobiles or trucks. This virtual mirror integrates accurate DGPS vehicle positioning with an onboard geo-spatial database in order to render lane boundaries and road 'furniture' information in real time. Road traffic information, such as the locations and speed of other vehicles relative to the host vehicle is provided by radar or inter-vehicle communication. The result is a system that mitigates the effect of blind spots and other described limitations of conventional mirrors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000


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