Vulnerable road user protection through intuitive visual cue on smartphones

Taeho Kim, Wongoo Han, Hyogon Kim, Yongtae Park

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Abstract

As vehicle communication standards mature, protecting vulnerable road users (VRUs) using vehicle communication technology is looming as a promising and useful application. The current vehicleto- pedestrian (V2P) communication as stipulated by the standard such as SAE J2735 implies that it is mainly the vehicles that take the responsibility for VRU protection. In this VRU protection framework, user devices are essentially beacons that transmit Personal Safety Messages (PSMs). Upon receiving these PSMs, the drivers (or autonomous vehicles) take necessary measures to protect them.We, however, believe that the road users could also use the information about nearby vehicles to avoid dangerous situations. This paper discusses how the most distracted road user type, i.e., smartphone users, can use the Basic Safety Messages (BSMs) from nearby vehicles to notice approaching danger and take appropriate defensive actions. We build a complete prototype based on the IEEE Wireless Access in Vehicular Environment (WAVE) standards, and demonstrate how it can be used by pedestrians to notice imminent danger even while they are gazing at the smartphone screen.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCarSys 2017 - Proceedings of the 2nd ACM International Workshop on Smart, Autonomous, and Connected Vehicular Systems and Services, co-located with MobiCom 2017
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages13-17
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450351461
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Oct 16
Event2nd ACM International Workshop on Smart, Autonomous, and Connected Vehicular Systems and Services, CarSys 2017 - Snowbird, United States
Duration: 2017 Oct 20 → …

Other

Other2nd ACM International Workshop on Smart, Autonomous, and Connected Vehicular Systems and Services, CarSys 2017
CountryUnited States
CitySnowbird
Period17/10/20 → …

Keywords

  • Protection
  • Smartphone
  • Visual cue
  • VRU
  • WAVE

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Artificial Intelligence

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    Kim, T., Han, W., Kim, H., & Park, Y. (2017). Vulnerable road user protection through intuitive visual cue on smartphones. In CarSys 2017 - Proceedings of the 2nd ACM International Workshop on Smart, Autonomous, and Connected Vehicular Systems and Services, co-located with MobiCom 2017 (pp. 13-17). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3131944.3131950