Using Vehicular Communication to Support Older Drivers at Road Intersections: A Feasibility Study
2004 (English)In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Smart homes and health Telematics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: IOS Press , 2004, 33-40 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
More and more people are living to old age, and it is usually a desire among elderly people to sustain mobility. Unfortunately, the crash rate of older adults is much higher than for other drivers. Older drivers are also more likely to sustain serious injuries that lead to disability or death. Therefore, technological contributions for improving traffic safetyand preserving mobility of older people are important. One promising new 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 system (ECAM) this accident setting is analysed in depth, and the potential foraccident 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 communication, and highlight requirements on transmission delay.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam, The Netherlands: IOS Press , 2004. 33-40 p.
vehicular communication, traffic safety, accident avoidance, elderly, intersections
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-22526Local ID: 1787OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-22526DiVA: diva2:242839
2nd International Conference on Smart homes and health Telematics. Singapore. 15-17 September 2004