Vehicle Control Warning Functional Area


'Vehicle Control Warning' monitors areas around the vehicle and provides warnings to a driver so the driver can take action to recover and maintain safe control of the vehicle. It includes lateral warning systems that warn of lane departures and obstacles or vehicles to the sides of the vehicle and longitudinal warning systems that monitor areas in the vehicle path and provide warnings when headways are insufficient or obstacles are detected in front of or behind the vehicle. It includes on–board sensors, including radars and imaging systems, and the driver information system that provides the visual, audible, and/or haptic warnings to the driver.

Included In

City of Columbus TERT
COTA Transit Fixed–Route Vehicles
COTA Paratransit Vehicles
Freight Truck Vehicles
City of Columbus Fire/EMS Emergency Vehicles
City of Columbus Police Vehicles
City of Columbus Light–Duty Vehicles
COTA Supervisor Vehicles
Autonomous Shuttles

Functional Requirements

01The vehicle shall monitor the area to the sides of the vehicle to determine the proximity of other objects to the vehicle.
02The vehicle shall evaluate the likelihood of a collision between two vehicles or a vehicle and a stationary object, based on the proximity of other objects to the vehicle, roadway characteristics, and the current speed and direction of the vehicle.
03The vehicle shall provide position warnings to the driver when an object gets close enough to the vehicle to become a hazard if no action is taken by the driver.
04The vehicle shall present information to the driver in audible or visual forms without impairing the driver's ability to control the vehicle in a safe manner.
05The vehicle shall provide warnings to the driver based on information received from other vehicles regarding potentially hazardous road conditions or road hazards.
06The vehicle shall be able to receive emergency vehicle location information.
07The vehicle shall notify the Driver of the presence of emergency vehicles nearby that may affect the host vehicle.
08The vehicle shall provide warnings to the driver based upon warnings received from nearby special vehicles.
09The Vehicle shall provide its location with lane–level accuracy to on–board applications.
10The vehicle shall determine the trajectory of the host vehicle.
11The vehicle shall determine if a crash between the host vehicle and a remote vehicle is imminent.
12The vehicle shall determine if approaching vehicles are of type motorcycle.
13The vehicle shall provide warnings to the driver that a motorcycle is approaching the driver's vehicle.
14The vehicle shall acquire the current location and motion of remote vehicles to determine any slow moving vehicles which the host vehicle is approaching.