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This paper presents a method to estimate the system-state, especially the full position, of an autonomous vehicle using sensor data fusion of redundant position signals based on an extended Kalman-filter. The position is detected with the help of magnet sensors attached at the vehicle and a global camera signal with low resolution, similar to GPS. A lane marked with permanent magnets and an infrared camera are used for this purpose. The vehiclepsilas driving dynamics are described using a nonlinear single-track model.
Date of Conference: 26-27 Sept. 2008