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Side Collision Warning Systems for Transit Buses

Christoph Mertz, Sue McNeil and Chuck Thorpe
Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, 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.

BibTeX Reference
@conference{Mertz-2000-8116,
title = {Side Collision Warning Systems for Transit Buses},
author = {Christoph Mertz and Sue McNeil and Chuck Thorpe},
booktitle = {IV 2000, IEEE Intelligent Vehicle Symposium},
keyword = {collision avoidance, transit bus, safety, sensors},
sponsor = {Federal Transit Administration and PennDOT},
school = {Robotics Institute , Carnegie Mellon University},
month = {October},
year = {2000},
address = {Pittsburgh, PA},
}
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