Side Collision Warning Systems for Transit Buses

Christoph Mertz, Sue McNeil, and Chuck Thorpe
IV 2000, IEEE Intelligent Vehicle Symposium, October, 2000.


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Abstract
Transit buses are involved in many more accidents than other vehicles. Collision Warning Systems (CWS) are therefore placed most efficiently on these buses. In our project, we investigate their operating environment and available technologies to develop perform-ance specifications for such CWS. This paper discusses our findings of transit buses driving through very cluttered surroundings and being involved in many different types of accidents where currently available CWS do not work effectively. One of the focuses of our work is pedestrians around the bus and their detection.

Keywords
collision avoidance, transit bus, safety, sensors

Notes
Sponsor: Federal Transit Administration and PennDOT
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Vision and Autonomous Systems Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): NavLab
Associated Project(s): Side Collision Warning System for Transit Buses

Text Reference
Christoph Mertz, Sue McNeil, and Chuck Thorpe, "Side Collision Warning Systems for Transit Buses," IV 2000, IEEE Intelligent Vehicle Symposium, October, 2000.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Mertz_2000_3293,
   author = "Christoph Mertz and Sue McNeil and Chuck Thorpe",
   title = "Side Collision Warning Systems for Transit Buses",
   booktitle = "IV 2000, IEEE Intelligent Vehicle Symposium",
   month = "October",
   year = "2000",
}