A Performance Specification for Transit Bus Side Collision Warning System

Sue McNeil, David Duggins, Christoph Mertz, Arne Suppe, and Chuck Thorpe
ITS2002, proceedings of 9th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, October, 2002.


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Abstract
A performance specification for a side collision warning system for transit buses has been developed in a collaborative effort involving Carnegie Mellon University, the Port Authority Transit (PAT) of Allegheny County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The specifications draw on an analysis of transit bus crash data, experience with side collision warning systems for light vehicles and heavy trucks, exploration of proximity systems and experiments with a variety of sensors. This paper describes how the performance specification was developed, provides some examples of the performance specifications and an assessment of their completeness and adequacy. Finally, the paper addresses the value of such systems in reducing crashes.

Keywords
Collision warning

Notes
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
Sue McNeil, David Duggins, Christoph Mertz, Arne Suppe, and Chuck Thorpe, "A Performance Specification for Transit Bus Side Collision Warning System," ITS2002, proceedings of 9th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, October, 2002.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{McNeil_2002_4056,
   author = "Sue McNeil and David Duggins and Christoph Mertz and Arne Suppe and Chuck Thorpe",
   title = "A Performance Specification for Transit Bus Side Collision Warning System",
   booktitle = "ITS2002, proceedings of 9th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems",
   month = "October",
   year = "2002",
}