Road traffic accidents are a leading cause of avoidable deaths, especially among young persons. Because driver behavior is a major cause for these the incidents, any device able to help the driver should lower casualties. As an intermediary step between autonomous vehicles and human driven ones, active driving assistance technology can help the driver maintain a safe trajectory. Applying remote control to vehicles could also decrease the probabilities of accidents, by facilitating the reduction of the duration of the driving sessions, especially in fret transport applications, decreasing drowsiness of the driver, a factor that increases the occurrence of accidents. However, the addition of remote control conducts to a communication time delay that can be dangerous in cruising situations. This paper presents the application of an active driving assistant to compensate for the effects of the communication time delay in collision avoidance scenarios using a small-scale vehicle.
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