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2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1462
Seung Jun YANG
Euro-Ncap committee has been adopted overall impact star-grade system after 2009 and strengthening pedestrian protection cut-off score to obtain best impact-star grade until 2016. It is very difficult target to pass enhanced pedestrian cut-off score due to previous method. In this paper, I studied where is pedestrian weak area and why pedestrian injury is so high at that area based on our test result. I compared long-hood, 3 corner pop-up hood and pedestrian air-bag system. Finlly I suggest 3-corner rear-ward hood pop-up system is best method to meet our Impact new target in considering pedestrian protection ability, cost &weight.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1463
In Hwang, Jisung Ryu, Jinho Kim, Jeahong Choi, Junho Lee
Injuries of occupants in a vehicle have been decreased considerably. However, efforts for protection of pedestrians are still insufficient and so as to satisfy enhanced regulation, pedestrian protection has been an important issue to get a high NCAP rating. These days, many advanced industries are striving for a better protection of pedestrians by using an active hood system. The active hood system is designed for reducing head injury of pedestrian. The most important part of an active hood system is sensor & ECU. In this paper we discuss the fiber optical sensor with membrane switches to detect pedestrians
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1465
Sho Nikaido, Shota Wada, Yasuhiro Matsui, Shoko Oikawa, Toshiya Hirose
1. Background and purpose There are various contributing factors to accidents of bicycles, it is considered that cyclists often do not observe the traffic regulation that requires cyclists to stop before a stop line at an intersection. As a countermeasure to this type of accident, cycling assist systems that activate a warning system for cyclists have been researched and developed. This assist system warns the cyclist about the danger of a collision. Such an assist system needs to provide a warning with appropriate timing. It is necessary to clarify cycling characteristics in developing a countermeasure for traffic accidents at an intersection without signals. The findings of this study can be used for the future construction of an assist system that will encourage cyclists to observe traffic regulations.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1466
Dietmar Otte, Thorsten Facius, Birgit Wiese
The overall number of severely injured participants and fatalities in road traffic accidents has decreased enormously in the last decades. These casualties in the group of riders of motorcycles in traffic accidents have only decreased in a smaller percentage. The aim of this study is to analyze the accident situation of motorcycles with severely injured and killed riders of motorcycles with cubic capacity > 125 cm³ in Germany, to identify the characteristics in injury mechanisms and accident constellations and to find countermeasures to be suggested. The accident data of 1,498 drivers of motorcycles involved in traffic accidents were analyzed, collected by a scientific research team of GIDAS (German In-Depth Accident Study) in the area of Hannover and Dresden within the years 2000 up to 2013. For finding such characteristic, two samples are selected and compared, first the group of MAIS 3+ injured cyclists (n= 245) and second the group of MAIS 1 and 2 injured cyclists (n= 1253).
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1468
Radovan Miucic, Xinzhou Wu, Sue Bai, James Misener
This paper explores using Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) that can improve safety by exchanging messages between vehicles and pedestrians. In recent years, the percentage of pedestrian fatalities has risen in the US compared to other traffic crash victims. In 2012 alone there were 4743 pedestrian fatalities, which is 14.1 percent of the total fatalities. DSRC is the next chapter for the advanced vehicle safety systems, which can reduce the total number of fatalities and injuries. Even though the DSRC was intended for the vehicle-to-vehicle communication it can be extendable to vehicle-to-pedestrian communication. In August 2012 we successfully demonstrated this prototype safety system using an off-the-shelf smartphone with a modified Wi-Fi transceiver and a DSRC-equipped vehicle. In addition to existing on-board sensors, DSRC can provide an opportunity to increase pedestrian visibility, enable the vehicle to warn the driver and assist in vehicle control.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1379
Hideki Matsumura, Shinichiro Itoh, Kenichi Ando
Recently, lithium ion cells are being used in more and more electric and hybrid motor vehicles. However, accidents due to thermal runaway of the cells have been reported, involving abnormal heat, smoke, and fire. Since each of these vehicles contains many cells, if the thermal runaway of one cell triggers that of another and thus causes thermal runaway propagation, a car fire or other serious accident may occur. This study aims to ensure the safety of motor vehicles with lithium ion cells. To identify such accident risks, we conducted a basic experiment to clarify the phenomenon of thermal runaway propagation following a thermal runaway. In the experiment, seven laminate-type lithium ion cells were tightly stacked one on another, with a thermocouple placed at the center of the surface of each cell. Then, the center of the cell in the middle of the seven stacked cells was overcharged to trigger a thermal runaway.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1380
Kumar Kumar
According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), from the most recent available data, it was estimated that there were 164,000 highway vehicle fires in 2013 causing roughly 300 civilian fire deaths, 925 civilian fire injuries and $1.1 billion in property damages. In a modern automobile, the plastics content is dramatically higher than it was in 1972, when Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 302 was implemented. FMVSS 302 applies only to materials in the passenger compartment and was put in place to address accidental fires started from sources such as cigarettes, matches, etc. There has never been any regulation for the plastic materials used outside the vehicle interior, including those used in under-the-hood (UTH) applications, and this is true even for today’s automobiles. Combustible materials are roughly twice the weight and represent twice the heat content of the gasoline used in a typical passenger car today, constituting the major fire load.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1381
Jason P. Huczek, R. Rhoads Stephenson
The Department of Transportation (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded a contract to Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to conduct research and testing in accordance with Solicitation No. DTNH22-12-R-00574. The goal of this program was to develop and validate procedures and metrics to evaluate current and future detection, suppression, and exterior fire-hardening technologies that prevent or delay fire penetration into the passenger compartment of a motorcoach, in order to increase passenger evacuation time. The program was initiated with a literature review and characterization of the thermal environment of motorcoach fires and survey of engine compartments, firewalls, and wheel wells of motorcoaches currently in North American service. These characterizations assisted in the development of test methods and identification of the metrics for analysis.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1382
Lisa Schei Blikeng, Siril Hegén Agerup
The number of electric vehicles has increased dramatically in recent years, especially in Norway were there today there are more than 35 000 electric cars, with a goal of 200 000 by 2020. With new Lithium-ion battery technology the battery packages is longer lasting and more useful for the normal family. Great interest of these vehicles leads to the discussion about fire safety. The major part of the thesis was to perform a full-scale fire experiment with a modern and drivable electric car, and in February 2013 a Peugeot iOn 2012 model was set on fire. The experiment was documented on video and thermocouples were used to measure temperatures.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1383
Andrew Blum, Richard Thomas Long
Fires involving cars, trucks, and other highway vehicles are a common concern for emergency responders. In 2013 alone, there were approximately 188,000 highway vehicle fires. Fire Service personnel are accustomed to responding to conventional vehicle (i.e., internal combustion engine [ICE]) fires, and generally receive training on the hazards associated with those vehicles and their subsystems. However, in light of the recent proliferation of electric drive vehicles (EDVs), a key question for emergency responders is, “what is different with EDVs and what tactical adjustments are required when responding to EDV fires?” The overall goal of this research program was to develop the technical basis for best practices for emergency response procedures for EDV battery incidents, with consideration for suppression methods and agents, personal protective equipment (PPE), and clean-up/overhaul operations.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1403
A host of new technologies, features and functions are continuously being added to vehicles to make the driving task and journey safe, pleasant, relaxing, enjoyable, and even exciting for the driver. An encompassing framework for research has been to understand and push further the need for ‘driver wellness’, the definition for which is still elusive. Suffice to say that ‘wellness’ is reflected in feeling good before, during and after the drive. Objective measures, primarily driver physiology, reflect wellness, but in an as yet not fully understood way. Murphey and Kochhar [1, 2] developed a Transportable Instrument Package (TIP) for in-vehicle on-the road driving data recording, and used machine learning and neural networks to explore the underlying relationships. In this paper we report on research that shows how in-vehicle, on-the-road driver physiological measures can be used to predict the driver’s intention to change lanes, even before such a lane-change is initiated.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1401
Pawel Marek Skruch, Rafal Dlugosz, Krzysztof Kogut, Paweł Markiewicz, Dominik Sasin, Maciej Różewicz
Active Safety (AS) and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) can be considered nowadays as a distributed embedded software system where independent microprocessor systems, called Electronic Control Units (ECUs), communicate together using different communication protocols. Typical AS or ADAS functionality is then realized by several ECUs communicating each other. AS and ADAS systems interact with other ECUs in a vehicle, usually, via communication networks and with vehicle’s surroundings via camera, radar, or laser sensors. Quality assurance and safety standards combined with increasing complexity and reliability demands related to vision sensing, radar sensing and data fusion, often together with a short time to market makes the development of such systems challenging. As the number of important for the system road scenarios grows, mathematical modelling and computer simulation become important engineering tasks to assure required quality and compliance to safety standards.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1408
Kristofer D. Kusano, Hampton C. Gabler
Intersection crashes are a frequent and dangerous crash mode in the U.S. Emerging Intersection Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (I-ADAS) aim to assist the driver to mitigate the consequences of vehicle-to-vehicle crashes at intersections. In support of the design and evaluation of such intersection assistance systems, characterization of the road, environment, and drivers associated with intersection crashes is necessary. The objective of this study was to characterize intersection crashes using nationally representative crash databases that contained all severity, serious injury, and fatal crashes. This study utilized four national crash databases: the National Automotive Sampling System, General Estimates System (NASS/GES); the NASS Crashworthiness Data System (CDS); and the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and the National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey (NMVCCS).
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1406
Mikael Ljung Aust, Lotta Jakobsson, Magdalena Lindman, Erik Coelingh
This paper presents and discusses the continuous evolution of the developments in the area of collision avoidance systems. Collision avoidance systems have been on the market for a decade, and the development has been rapid. Starting with forward collision warning with brake support targeting vehicles moving in the same direction in front of the car, collision avoidance systems now cover pedestrians and cyclists in front of the car as well as vehicles standing still and even some situations of approaching vehicles in crossings. The development up to date, along with future challenges, are described and discussed according to challenge areas; e.g. detection, decision strategy and intervention strategy. Also, ways of assessing system effects are discussed. Numerous studies have been made predicting the effect of different systems, and the real world effects of these systems have been shown to be significant.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1404
Arda Kurt, Güchan Özbilgin, Keith A. Redmill, Rini Sherony, Ümit Özgüner
In this paper, a series of design, development, and implementation details for testing and evaluation of Lane Departure Warning and Prevention systems are being discussed. The approach taken to generate a set of repeatable and relevant test scenarios and to formulate the test procedures to ensure the fidelity of the collected data includes initial statistical analysis of applicable statistics; growth and probabilistic pruning of a test matrix; simulation studies to support procedure design; and vehicle instrumentation for data collection. The success of this comprehensive approach strongly suggests that the steps illustrated in this paper can serve as guidelines towards a more general class of vehicular safety and advanced driver assistance systems evaluation.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1405
Guanjun Zhang, Feng Yu, Zhigao OuYang, Huiqin Chen, Zhonghao Bai, Libo Cao
Abstract: The combination of passive and active vehicle safety technology can effectively improve vehicle safety. Most of them predict vehicle crashes using radar or video, but it can’t be applied extensively currently due to high cost. Another collision forecasting method is more economic which base on driver behavior and vehicle status, such as acceleration, angular velocity of the brake pedal and so on. But acceleration and angular velocity of the brake pedal will change with drive and vehicle change. In order to study the effect of different drives and vehicle types on braking acceleration and angular velocity of the brake pedal, six volunteers were asked to drive five vehicles for simulating the working conditions of emergency braking, normal braking, inching braking and passing barricades under different velocities. All the tests were conducted on asphalt road, and comprehensive experimental design was used to arrange test content.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1416
Clay Coleman, Donald Tandy, Jason Colborn, Nicholas Ault
In the field of accident reconstruction, a reconstructionist will often inspect a crash scene months or years after a wreck has occurred. With this passage of time important evidence is sometimes no longer present at the scene (i.e. the vehicles involved in the crash, debris on the roadway, tire marks, gouges, paint marks, etc.). When a scene has not been totally documented with a survey by MAIT or the investigating officers, the only hope for the reconstructionist is to rely on police, fire department, security camera, or witness photographs. Traditionally, these photos can be used to locate missing evidence by employing photogrammetric techniques. However, these techniques are limited to planar surfaces and/or the pairing of discrete points between the original photographs and the scene.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1414
Jitendra Shah, Mohamed Benmimoun
In the framework of large scale project interactIVe co-funded by the European Commission Ford has developed an active safety system for the supported and autonomous avoidance of rear end collisions by intervention of braking and steering systems. This paper focuses on the assessment of threat perceived by drivers in collision avoidance situation. The decision making related to the initiation of the interventions by driver is crucial to understand how much threat is the driver can hold. The study has helped to understand how driver feels a threat arising from environment. It is a step towards autonomous driving where the system interventions have to be initiated as early as possible in order to avoid the collision and avoid unstable vehicle dynamics situations. In parallel the reaction has to be delayed long enough until it is likely that the driver will no longer intervene or respectively he is no longer able to intervene. For this reason an experiment is conducted with 26 subjects.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1415
Yasuhiro Matsui, Shoko Oikawa
The number of traffic deaths in Japan decreased over the past 20 years to 4373 in 2013. Among accident types of road-accident fatalities, only cyclist fatalities increased in number from 2012 to 2013, from 563 to 600, an increase of 7%. The Japanese government began assessing the safety performance of car bonnet tops in terms of pedestrian deaths in 2005, but there has been no effective regulation for cyclist protection in Japan. The implementation of countermeasures that reduce the severity of injuries and number of deaths in traffic accidents requires a detailed understanding of the features of cyclist injuries in vehicle-versus-cyclist accidents. The aim of this study is to clarify the circumstances in which cyclists are injured.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1412
Xuan Zhou, Walter Niewoehner
The presentation and paper will explain a new algorithm-based approach to fasten future advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) with simultaneously increasing the reliability. In the past the TTC (time to collision) was used to calculate and forecast traffic situations leading to a collision with an obstacle moving in front of the own vehicle in the same direction or coming towards it. Situations with the trajectories of the involved parties not being in-line (e.g. crossing, lane changing manoeuvres), parties changing the direction of movement, or parties changing the speed are more complex to calculate. The new method developed bases on an algorithm using the data from the area under sensor surveillance (e.g. by radar) to calculate a so-called collision tube. The collision tube describes the relative trajectories of the own vehicle and those of other traffic participants or obstacles.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1413
Louis Tijerina
Objective: Investigate statistical effects of repeated measures design in FCW (warning vs. no-warning ) evaluation Background: Repeated measures designs are often used in FCW testing despite concerns that 1st exposure creates expectancy effects which may dilute or bias outcomes Method: 32 participants were divided into groups of 8 for an AA, BB, AB, BA design (A= no warning; B=FCW). They drove in a high-fidelity, motion-base simulator with a visual distraction task. After some 25 minutes of driving a simulated nighttime rural highway, a high-intensity forward collision threat arose during the distraction task. Response time was analyzed. Results: There was evidence of differential carryover and significant Period 1 vs. 2 effects which dilute the magnitude of difference between FCW and no warning relative to 1st exposure only. Also there was a trend toward slower response with no-warning after FCW exposure as first exposure than after no-warning as first exposure.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1341
Hisaki Sugaya, Yoshiyuki Tosa, Kazuo Imura, Hiroyuki Mae
When airbags deploy they break a plastic tear part of the instrument panel. Timing and the tear fracture process change the airbag’s deployment behavior. The tear fracture process is dependent on the plastic’s temperature. We developed a tear fracture simulation . Because the tear line is composed of 1mm width and 0.5mm-3.0mm flute thickness, simulating the tear fracture process is difficult, even using two models: airbag deployment, and plastic fracture. Thickness determines the tear fracture. The strain distribution of its parts should be predicted accurately. The tear fracture using solid mesh, which is 0.1mm mesh pitch, is predictable. Although it is a very complicated model and has a high computation cost, it is not applicable to the mass production development. We increase the accuracy of the tear fracture process prediction using the shell mesh, which is applicable to the mass production development.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1705
Miguel Hurtado, Amine Taleb-Bendiab, Julien Moizard, Patrice M. Reilhac, Heinz Mattern
Current market trend indicates an increased interest in replacing mirrors by camera monitoring systems (CMS) to reduce CO2 emissions while at the same time improve driver visibility in future cars with a more aerodynamic profile. This improvement in visibility is expected to be more beneficial during the night or under extreme weather conditions. A CMS is an advanced system composed of an electronic imager, a display, and an intelligent electronic control unit. The CMS is intended to provide at least the same level of functionality of mandatory and legally prescribed interior and exterior mirrors in vehicles as specified in various international regulations and standards such as FMVSS 111 and SAE J985. Such system must take into consideration not only the required external field of view (FoV), but also the physical constraints of the human operator, i.e. visual acuity. This captured information is subsequently displayed to the driver inside the cockpit.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1569
Hao Liu, Lei He, Hongfeng Wang, Qianfei Liu, Changfu Zong
Electronic Stability Programs (ESP) plays a significant role in improving vehicle safety and its application in the vehicle is becoming more and more widespread. Automotive is a nonlinear time-varying system, fuzzy logic control can acquire good control effect in this aspect. A kind of ESP control strategy is developed in this paper, which uses the method of fuzzy logic to control the pressure of wheel cylinder. In this paper, a fuzzy logic controller which has two input variables is established, one input variable is the error between the actual yaw rate and desired yaw rate, the other input variable is the error between the actual sideslip angle and desired sideslip angle. The output variable of the fuzzy logic controller is control signals of actuator. The controlled wheels is selected on the basis of the steering wheel angle and yaw rate.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1598
Milad Jalaliyazdi, Amir Khajepour, Shih-Ken Chen, Bakhtiar Litkouhi
In this paper, the problem of stability control of an electric vehicle is addressed. To this aim, it is required that the vehicle follows a desired yaw rate at all driving/road conditions. The desired yaw rate is calculated based on steering angle, vehicle speed, vehicle geometric properties as well as road condition. The vehicle response is modified by torque vectoring on front and/or rear axles. This control problem is subject to several constraints. The electric motors can only deliver a certain amount of torque at a given rotational speed. In addition, the tire capacity also plays an important role in the stability control. It limits the amount of torque they can transfer without causing wheel over spinning. These constraints make Model Predictive Control (MPC) approach a suitable choice, because it can explicitly consider the constraints of the control problem, in particular the tire capacity, and help to prevent tire saturation, which is often the onset of vehicle instability.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1601
Long Chen, Mingyuan Bian, Yugong Luo, Keqiang Li
Nowadays, vehicle active safety systems have attracted more attention than ever before due to the dramatically increasing demand for driving safety.Since the forces between the tires and road interface primarily determine the states of vehicle motion, accurate information about road-tire friction coefficient is crucial to get a better performance in such system. As a new type of vehicle structure, the distributed electric vehicle, which has some advantages in estimating states of vehicle and tire, may bring new breakthroughs in estimating road-tire friction coefficient. This paper proposes a method of estimating road-tire friction coefficient for the distributed electric vehicle during the pure longitudinal wheel slip, lateral sideslip and combined slip situations.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-0156
Alexandr Murashkin, Luis Silva Azevedo, Jianmei Guo, Edward Zulkoski, Jia Hui Liang, Krzysztof Czarnecki, David Parker
The number of software-intensive and complex electronic automotive systems is continuously increasing. Many of these systems are safety-critical and pose growing safety-related concerns. ISO 26262 is the automotive functional safety standard developed for the passenger car industry. It provides guidelines to reduce and control the risk associated with safety-critical systems that include electric, electronic, and programmable parts. The standard uses the concept of Automotive Safety Integrity Levels (ASILs) to decompose and allocate safety requirements of different stringencies to the elements of a system architecture in a top-down manner. ASILs are assigned to system-level hazards and then iteratively decomposed and allocated to relevant subsystems and components. ASIL decomposition rules may give rise to multiple alternative allocations, leading to an optimization problem of finding cost-optimal allocations.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-0201
Robert Wragge-Morley, Guido Herrmann, Phil Barber, Stuart Burgess PhD
We present a method for the estimation of vehicle mass and road gradient for a light passenger vehicle . The estimation method uses information normally available on the vehicle CAN bus without the addition of extra sensors. A nonlinear adaptive observer structure with a finite and exponential time converging regressor uses vehicle speed over ground and driving torque to estimate mass and road gradient. A novel system of filters is used to avoid deriving acceleration directly from wheel speed. In addition, a novel data fusion method makes use of the regressor structure to introduce information from other sensors in the vehicle. The dynamics of the additional sensors must be able to be parameterised using the same parameterisation as the complete vehicle system dynamics. In this case we make use of an inertial measurement unit (IMU) which is part of the vehicle safety and ADAS systems.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-0203
Brian Anderson, Mark Brooks, Ryan Wilson, Purser K. Sturgeon II
There are several wireless interfaces in modern vehicles to include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, cellular, Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC), and the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Each of these could serve as an attack surface where direct physical access may not be needed to gain some influence over a part of the vehicle's operation. Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology is extremely useful in performing research into new protocols and protocol variations because of its extreme flexibility and configurability. In addition, researchers may use SDR technology to investigate and gain control over portions of the communication process that are typically proprietary. This presentation will review previous and projected uses of SDR technology to investigate wireless security threats on vehicles, including research on DSRC and cellular (3G and LTE) technology that is being carried out by the authors.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-0218
Sreelakshmi C, Krishnan kutty
Facial expression, a significant way of nonverbal communication, effectively conveys humans’ mental state, emotions and intentions. Understanding of emotions through these expressions is a very easy task for human being. Human computer interface is a developing research field that enables humans’ to interact with computers through touch, voice, and gestures, but communication through expression is still a problem. There are a variety of fields such as biometric, surveillance, teleconferencing etc. in which expression detection system can be applied. In recent years, several different approaches have been proposed for emotion analysis through facial expression, but most of them will work only under definite environmental conditions. The proposed framework aims to detect expressions (by analyzing the facial features extracted) based on the Active Shape Model (ASM). It includes face detection; face modeling, feature extraction and classification.
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