Development of a Driver Support System against Pedestrian Accidents Using Smartphone

Traffic accidents have been a big issue with wide spread of vehicles in the world. There is a need to reduce traffic accidents further to ensure safe and comfortable motoring. In the field of active safety for preventing accidents from happening in the first place, various stand-alone driver support systems have been developed and commercialized at the individual vehicle level. However, there are certain types of accidents that are difficult to address with technologies at the individual vehicle level because the collision partner is hard to see. Such accidents include crossing-path collisions at intersections with poor visibility and collisions with pedestrians, among others. With the aim of reducing vehicle-pedestrian accidents, the authors have developed a system that alerts drivers to the presence of a pedestrian. This is accomplished via a noble communication network that provides a communication link between a vehicle and a pedestrian's smartphone. This paper outlines the driver support system using mobile communication between a smartphone and a vehicle and describes tests that were conducted to verify the possibility of this concept.

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    • Abstract used with permission of ITS Japan. Paper No. 3216. Alternate title: Development of a Smartphone-Based Driving Support System for Pedestrian at Intersection.
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    ITS Japan

    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Yasuhara, Shinji
    • Kouzai, Akihiko
    • Takano, Teruhisa
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  • Publication Date: 2013


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: 20th ITS World Congress, Tokyo 2013. Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01538545
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9784990493981
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 6 2014 6:40AM