Computer Engineering Paper Massimo Bertozzi, Alberto Broggi, Alessandra Fascioli, and Stefano Tommesani, Addressing Real-Time Requirements of Automatic Vehicle Guidance with MMX Technology, In Josè Rolim et al., editor, Proceedings 4th International Workshop on Embedded HPC Systems and Applications (EHPC'99) - Second Merged Symposium IPPS/SPDP 1999, pages 1407-1417. Springer-Verlag LNCS, April 12-16 1999,
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This paper describes the preliminary results of a study concerning the impact of MMX technology in the field of automatic vehicle guidance. Due to the high speed a vehicle can reach (120~km/h), this application field requires a very precise real-time response. After a brief description of the ARGO autonomous vehicle, the paper focuses on the requirements of this kind of application: the use of only visual information, the use of low-cost hardware, and the need for real-time processing. The paper then presents the way these problems have been solved using MMX technology and discusses some optimization techniques that have been successfully employed.

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