Mitigate the stress of traffic jams
A Traffic Jam Assist (TJA) is a partially autonomous driving (AD)
system that can reduce the stress and fatigue of a driver in traffic
congestions. The TJA system controls the vehicle’s steering,
acceleration and braking. It keeps the vehicle within its lane and
at a safe distance from the vehicle in front. In addition, it monitors
the surrounding environment for any obstacle within its immediate
The DANGUN solution implements a TJA system using commerciallyready sensors, namely, a front
around view monitor cameras
and radars. These are integrated on a Renault Zoe electric vehicle
which was converted into a computer-controlled robotic platform.
The core technologies include lane detection, vehicle recognition
and vehicle control for safe driving. The innovation in this system
reduces a driver’s workload in traffic jams and prevents car
accidents triggered by carelessness. The TJA system is validated both
in Korea and France, on public roads. The DANGUN working groups
were formed in each country, for evaluation purposes.
This solution presents safe and comfortable driving that avoid
drivers to perform repeated and tedious operations, whilst at the
same time improving traffic flow and reducing accidents. When the
system is activated, the driver can relax, it thus reduces the stress
experienced in traffic jams.
ITEA 3 project