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Using Vehicular Communication to Support Older Drivers at Road Intersections
 

Summary: Using Vehicular Communication to Support
Older Drivers at Road Intersections:
A Feasibility Study
Nahid SHAHMEHRI, Ioan CHISALITA, Johan ABERG,
Dennis MACIUSZEK, Marie HELLQVIST
Department of Computer and Information Science
Linköping University, S-581 83, Linköping, Sweden
Abstract. More and more people are living to old age, and it is usually a desire
among elderly to sustain mobility. Unfortunately, the crash rate of older adults is
much larger than for other drivers. Older drivers are also more likely to get serious
injuries that lead to disability or death. Therefore, technological contributions for
improving traffic safety and preserve mobility of older people are important. One
new promising approach is to use traffic safety systems based on vehicular
communication, where vehicles exchange warning messages. This paper evaluates
the feasibility of using such vehicular communication for supporting older drivers in
road intersections, which is the most common accident setting for older drivers.
Using a temporal reasoning systems (ECAM) this accident setting is analyzed in
depth, and the potential for accident avoidance is quantified, while taking into
account several relevant factors such as speed, driver reaction time, and transmission
delay for warning messages. The results indicate the high potential of vehicular

  

Source: Aberg, Johan - Department of Computer and Information Science, Linköpings Universitet

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences