Method and arrangement for mapping a road

  • US 6,526,352 B1
  • Filed: 07/19/2001
  • Issued: 02/25/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/19/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An arrangement for attaching to a vehicle to enable mapping of a road during travel of the vehicle, comprising:

  • a first data acquisition module adapted to be arranged on a first side of the vehicle;

    a second data acquisition module adapted to be arranged on a second side of the vehicle;

    each of said modules comprising a GPS receiver and an antenna for enabling a determination of the position of the vehicle to be obtained and a linear camera adapted to provide one-dimensional images of an area on a respective one of the first and second sides of the vehicle, said linear cameras providing images of a vertical plane perpendicular to the road such that a view of the road in a direction perpendicular to the road is obtained and information about the road is obtainable from that view; and

    processor means coupled to said modules for forming a map database of the road by correlating the position of the vehicle on the road and the information about the road.

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