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TitleIssues and challenges for pedestrian active safety systems based on real world accidents
AuthorsHamdane H, Serre T, Masson C, Anderson RWG
TypeJournal Article
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to analyze real crashes involving pedestrians in order to evaluate the potential effectiveness of autonomous emergency braking systems (AEB) in pedestrian protection. A sample of 100 real accident cases were reconstructed providing a comprehensive set of data describing the interaction between the vehicle, the environment and the pedestrian all along the scenario of the accident. A generic AEB system based on a camera sensor for pedestrian detection was modeled in order to identify the functionality of its different attributes in the timeline of each crash scenario. These attributes were assessed to determine their impact on pedestrian safety. The influence of the detection and the activation of the AEB system were explored by varying the field of view (FOV) of the sensor and the level of deceleration. A FOV of 35 was estimated to be required to detect and react to the majority of crash scenarios. For the reaction of a system (from hazard detection to triggering the brakes), between 0.5 and 1 s appears necessary.
Journal TitleAccident Analysis & Prevention
Journal Volume (Issue)82
Page Range53-60

Hamdane H, Serre T, Masson C, Anderson RWG (2015) 'Issues and challenges for pedestrian active safety systems based on real world accidents', Accident Analysis & Prevention, 82, pp 53-60.