The GOLD System

The GOLD system (GOLD stands for Generic Obstacle and Lane Detection) is the automatic driver of the ARGO vehicle. It is a software system -completely developed at the University of Parma- which is aimed at detecting lane markings and localizing obstacles.

Its main peculiarity is that both functionalities share the same underlying approach (the Inverse Perspective Mapping geometrical transform).

Moreover the definition of "obstacle" that it uses is extremely general: it can detect "generic" obstacles, namely anything raising up from the road surface.