An on-board processing system based on short range vehicle-to-vehicle communication has been developed. The system provides prediction and driver warning of potential inter-vehicular collisions, improving collision avoidance. The impact of the proposed advisory system is potentially large. Some 20% to 25% of all accidents are of the rear-end collision type. Such accidents result in substantial loss of life and substantial cost in the form of delay and property loss. Researchers have stated that 60% of all rear-end collisions could be avoided if the driver were given an additional one-half second of warning before an incident. The proposed system addresses this issue by providing advanced collision warning. The results show that significant benefit is gained by a system which is capable of processing data from 5 vehicles ahead, as opposed to processing data from 3 or fewer vehicles ahead, which is more typical of an unassisted driver.


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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 674-684

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  • Accession Number: 00724790
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1996 12:00AM