Issue No. 05 - Sept.-Oct. (2013 vol. 33)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCG.2013.81
T. Suzuki , Tokyo Univ. of Marine Sci. & Technol., Tokyo, Japan
Y. Amano , Waseda Univ., Tokyo, Japan
T. Hashizume , Waseda Univ., Tokyo, Japan
N. Kubo , Tokyo Univ. of Marine Sci. & Technol., Tokyo, Japan
In conventional vehicle teleoperation systems, using low-bandwidth, high-delay transmission links causes a serious problem for remote control of the vehicles. To solve this problem, a proposed teleoperation system employs 3D maps and GPS time synchronization. Two GPS receivers measure the transmission delay, which the system uses to estimate the vehicle's location and orientation. Field experiments show that the 3D-map-based interface lets users easily comprehend the remote environment while navigating a vehicle. The experiments also show that taking communication delays into account improves maneuverability.
Intelligent vehicles, Global Positioning System, Three-dimensional displays, Base stations, Interpolation, Synchronization
T. Suzuki, Y. Amano, T. Hashizume and N. Kubo, "Vehicle Teleoperation Using 3D Maps and GPS Time Synchronization," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 82-88, 2013.