New Estimation Method of Pedestrian's Running Out into Road by Using Pressure Sensor and Moving Record for Traffic Safety

Tomotaka WADA  Go NAKAGAMI  Susumu KAWAI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E100-A   No.2   pp.482-490
Publication Date: 2017/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E100.A.482
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Intelligent Transport Systems)
ITS,  GPS,  P-VCASS,  estimation of pedestrian's activity,  SVM,  pressure sensor,  moving record,  

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We have developed Pedestrian-Vehicular Collision Avoidance Support System (P-VCASS) in order to protect pedestrians from traffic accidents and its effectiveness has been verified. P-VCASS is a system that takes into account pedestrian's moving situations. It gives warning to drivers of neighboring vehicles in advance if there is a possibility of collision between vehicles and pedestrians. There are pedestrians to move around. They are dangerous for vehicle drivers because they have high probability of running out into the road suddenly. Hence, we need to take into account the presence of them. In this paper, we propose a new estimation method of pedestrian's running out into road by using pressure sensor and moving record. We show the validity of the proposed system by experiments using a vehicle and a pedestrian terminal in the intersection. As a result, we show that a driver of vehicle is able to detect dangerous pedestrians quickly and accurately.