Alexander L. Burka
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Lee Group Research: Bus-Pedestrian Collision Warning System


Poster (ITS America meeting, Washington, DC, 6/2014)
Conference paper (in proceedings of ITSC 2014) DOI: 10.13140/2.1.4565.5048
Presentation slides (presented at ITSC 2014)


The purpose of this research, in partnership with SEPTA, is to address the problem of frequent bus-pedestrian accidents in dense urban areas through the creation of an intelligent pedestrian warning system. Our proposed system uses visual detection and parametric speaker technologies to provide a concise, focused beam of sound that reaches only a focused target while minimizing the amount of disruption and disturbance to neighboring areas. We believe that this solution will provide a minimally invasive, cost-effective method for reducing bus-pedestrian collisions and substantially reducing the loss of life and property.

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