Vulnerable Road User Protection at Intelligent Intersection

Statistics show that about forty percent of all road accidents occur at urban and rural intersections, mainly due to misjudgement and rule violation. Collisions involving vulnerable road users often lead to serious or even fatal injuries. The Intelligent Cooperative Intersection Safety system (IRIS), as part of the European research project SAFESPOT, is a roadside application that aims at decreasing the number of accidents at controlled intersections. The application uses vehicle-to-infrastructure communication to track and analyze the movements of individual vehicles and explicitly addresses the protection of vulnerable road users. Key elements of IRIS are the real-time identification of dangerous situations and the application of appropriate measures to prevent collisions. This paper analyses the safety of vulnerable road users at controlled intersections within the context of the SAFESPOT-IRIS system.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 8p
  • Monograph Title: ITS Connections: Saving Time. Saving Lives

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01146306
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 2 2009 12:06PM