Method for recognizing a change in lane of a vehicle

  • US 6,889,161 B2
  • Filed: 02/13/2002
  • Issued: 05/03/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/12/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method of detecting a lane change of a subject vehicle including a locating device adapted to use an angular resolution for locating at least one vehicle traveling in front of the subject vehicle and a device for determining a yaw rate of the subject vehicle, comprising:

  • measuring an angular velocity of the at least one vehicle relative to the subject vehicle using the locating device; and

    comparing the angular velocity to the yaw rate of the subject vehicle to form a lane change signal indicating the lane change.

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