A Rule-Based Behaviour Planner for Autonomous Driving

Title A Rule-Based Behaviour Planner for Autonomous Driving

Autonomous vehicles require highly sophisticated decision-making to determine their motion. This paper describes how such functionality can be achieved with a practical rule engine learned from expert driving decisions. We propose an algorithm to create and maintain a rule-based behaviour planner, using a two-layer rule-based theory. The first layer determines a set of feasible parametrized behaviours, given the perceived state of the environment. From these, a resolution function chooses the most conservative high-level maneuver. The second layer then reconciles the parameters into a single behaviour. To demonstrate the practicality of our approach, we report results of its implementation in a level-3 autonomous vehicle and its field test in an urban environment.

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