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A Performance Specification for Transit Bus Side Collision Warning System

Sue McNeil, David Duggins, Christoph Mertz, Arne Suppe and Chuck Thorpe
Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, 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.

BibTeX Reference
@conference{McNeil-2002-8554,
title = {A Performance Specification for Transit Bus Side Collision Warning System},
author = {Sue McNeil and David Duggins and Christoph Mertz and Arne Suppe and Chuck Thorpe},
booktitle = {ITS2002, proceedings of 9th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems},
keyword = {Collision warning},
school = {Robotics Institute , Carnegie Mellon University},
month = {October},
year = {2002},
address = {Pittsburgh, PA},
}
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