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Pedestrian Collision Warning for SEPTA Buses


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University:University of Pennsylvania
Principal Investigator:Alex Burka, Alaric Qin, Daniel D. Lee, Camillo J. Taylor
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Abstract:We propose to research the problem of detecting and preventing imminent collisions between buses and pedestrians. GPS and inertial sensor measurements will be fused to analyze bus motion, and other sensors, such as laser scanners, will detect pedestrians in danger. Appropriate algorithms will be developed to anticipate collisions, and warn the driver and pedestrians through various channels. One particular channel under investigation is a directional speaker, projecting an audio warning from the bus towards the pedestrian.
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