Enhancing Pedestrian Safety by using the SAVE-U Pre-Crash System

This paper presents final results of the project SAVE-U (Sensors and system Architecture for VulnerablE road Users protection). It has been funded by the European Commission (EC) in the period between 2002 and 2005. The goal of this project was to enhance the safety of pedestrians in hazardous traffic situations before the crash occurs. Radar sensors, color cameras and infrared cameras mounted into a demonstrator vehicle observe the scene in the frontal area. The information of the individual sensors is fused and applied to a deployment algorithm for a braking system. In cases of dangerous situations the vehicle brakes automatically to decrease the vehicle speed and to increase the safety of the pedestrian. Volkswagen equipped a Passat with this sensor platform for recognizing pedestrians and developed algorithms to provide their individual protection strategy.

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  • Authors:
    • Meinecke, Marc-Michael
    • Obojski, Marian Andrzej
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  • Publication Date: 2005


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 7p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems

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  • Accession Number: 01016131
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 2005 9:28AM