This article offers a summary of the feasibility testing of a Vehicle-Infrastructure Integration (VII) approach to pedestrian detection at intersections. Using an experimental bus, researchers at the California Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways (PATH) program equipped the bus with on-board pedestrian sensing capabilities, allowing the bus to receive a wireless signal from the infrastructure computer located at the intersection. The computer, having received a signal from a microwave radar pedestrian detection device, communicates with the on-board computer which in turn gives the driver a visual or auditory alert. The article describes the experimental platform and testing scenario, including the physical architecture of the vehicle on-board system and the intersection facility. It concludes with a discussion of the implications for real-world implementation, additional modes of operations, as well as the need for evaluating the human-factor elements involved in the implementation of safety systems.


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: pp 2-5
  • Serial:
    • Intellimotion
    • Volume: 11
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: University of California, Berkeley
    • ISSN: 1061-4311

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01005592
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 19 2005 2:04PM