Applications of Automation

Vehicle control can be defined as the set of tasks involved in navigating, guiding, and manoeuvring a vehicle via control of the electrical, mechanical and other devices provided on the vehicle for these purposes. Vehicle control can in its broadest sense be either entirely manual, entirely automated, or on a point somewhere along the continuum between these two extremes. The application of telematics to Vehicle Control involves the development and deployment of Autonomous and Infrastructure linked systems whose aim is to assist drivers in controlling their vehicle. ‘Automated Highway Systems’ or ‘Automated Vehicle Guidance’ is where vehicle guidance and control inputs are derived from on-board sensors, which can be supplemented by equipment residing outside the vehicle. Vehicle control is affected without intervention by the driver although driver override is still possible.