A NEW FOCUS FOR SIDE COLLISION WARNING SYSTEMS FOR TRANSIT BUSES

Research and development related to side collision warning systems has been directed at light vehicles and long-haul trucks. In this paper we present evidence that supports our hypothesis that the side collision warning systems for transit buses are very different as they must focus on detecting pedestrians. This includes a preliminary analysis of pedestrian-bus accident claims data for the Port Authority of Pittsburgh, interviews with bus drivers, and an evaluation of what a driver can actually see. Past research, as well as experience with a collision warning system developed for long-haul trucks and installed on a bus, provides some partial solutions to these problems. A review of relevant literature and an evaluation of existing systems are presented. Based on the results of this preliminary research, a plan for developing a performance specification for a side collision warning systems for buses is presented

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00793511
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: PATH
  • Created Date: Jun 13 2000 12:00AM