To help reduce traffic accidents involving children

A safety support system to help reduce traffic accidents involving children was developed. This system was tested in a residential city area where many blind intersections due to hills, house walls and other obstacles can be found. In the first step, from April to September 2005, the i-safety project tested the following services by letting children wear IC tags. "Lookout notification" which will notify the presence of a child to the child's designated guardian via e-mail when the child is wearing an IC tag and passes through a digital receiver affixed at several places within the test area. "Location search" enables the guardian to confirm where the child is by using the browse function of the internet or cell phone. "On-Call Service" is when a child calls for help by pushing an alarm button on their IC tag so that the guardian or other authorities will come to help them. In the second step, as an extended version of the first step, in addition to the above mentioned child lookout service and making use of the same infrastructure such as IC tags and receivers, a child presence information provision service was developed which alerts drivers to the presence of a child carrying an IC tag in the vicinity by a voice-recording that announces "A child is near by. Please be careful." This paper introduces the field test and its evaluation results. For the covering abstract see ITRD E140665.

  • Authors:
    • UEDA, M
    • FUJIMOTO, H
    • SAKAMOTO, K
  • Publication Date: 2007

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01141144
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 30 2009 9:05AM