Assessing Safety Benefit of Advanced Vehicular Technology for Protecting Pedestrian in Pedestrian-Vehicle Collision

This study proposes a methodology on how to assess the traffic safety benefit of an advanced vehicular technology for protecting pedestrians in pedestrian-vehicle collisions. Safety benefit is defined here as the reduction in the number of pedestrian fatalities due to an advanced vehicular technology. As an application of the proposed methodology, the safety benefit of active hood lift system (AHLS) is assessed. Both actual accident data analyses and simulation experiments are conducted to establish statistical models that are used for estimating the reduction of pedestrian fatalities. It is believed that the proposed methodology and outcomes would be greatly useful in developing various advanced vehicular technologies and establishing more effective traffic safety policies.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 86th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers CD-ROM

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01044945
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 07-1319
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2007 5:55PM