Springer Science+Business Media
In this paper, the authors investigate the vehicle guidance control based on the visual information which is given by the webcam mounted on the vehicle. With the help of image processing techniques such as banalization, Canny edge detection method and Hough transform, the road lines are thus identified, which means the drivable area can be defined. The proposed control scheme adopts a simple algorithm to guide the vehicle to run inside the drivable area within the road lines. The computation of defining drivable area and control algorithm is operated in a control center which connects the vehicle via wireless communication system. Similarly, the image information transmits back to the control center. Furthermore, the control center can not only monitor the vehicle inside some certain area but also control the vehicle dynamically in real time.