In this paper, a vision-based path-tracking control strategy using four-wheel steering (4WS) is experimentally investigated via an automated ground vehicle (AGV). A low-cost monocular camera is used to continuously perceive the upcoming lane boundaries via capturing the preview road image frames. Based on the applied image processing algorithms, the vehicle lateral offset error with respect to the road center line and the heading angle error with respect to the road curvature are calculated in real time for the control purpose. The 4WS path-tracking controller is designed to minimize the two path-tracking errors of the AGV. The AGV with the 4WS system is utilized to perform the experimental tests on road to validate the path-tracking control design. For comparison, the road test is also conducted for the path-tracking control with only the front wheel steering. The experimental results show that the proposed 4WS is able to achieve better path-tracking performance.

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