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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2015, Article ID 410796, 6 pages
Research Article

The Entropy-Cost Function Evaluation Method for Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Department of Transportation Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China

Received 12 June 2015; Accepted 7 October 2015

Academic Editor: Xiaosong Hu

Copyright © 2015 Ya-Nan Zhao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


To improve the technology of unmanned ground vehicles, it is necessary to conduct a proper evaluation on various technologies. Previous evaluation methods are mainly based on completion of the task; this may mislead most of teams of unmanned ground vehicles using a conservative strategy during the evaluation. In this paper, a new evaluation method is proposed. Based on typical working conditions including intersection, car-following, and obstacle-avoiding, the new evaluation indicator system is established, and the entropy-cost function method is applied to the comprehensive evaluation of unmanned ground vehicles. As reported in a numerical example, the proposed evaluation method can get a quantitative result that authentically reflects the intelligent behavior level of unmanned ground vehicles.