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J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2016, 5(4), 19; doi:10.3390/jsan5040019

Reducing Side-Sweep Accidents with Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication

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1,2,‡,*
1
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816, USA
2
Department of Computer Science, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816, USA
Current address: Department of Computer Science, University of Central Florida, 4000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando, FL 32816, USA.
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editors: Pedro M. Ruiz Martinez, Juan-Carlos Cano and Josè Santa Lozano
Received: 1 October 2016 / Revised: 30 November 2016 / Accepted: 8 December 2016 / Published: 14 December 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Connected Vehicles)
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Abstract

Side-sweep accidents are one of the major causes of loss of life and property damage on highways. This type of accident is caused by a driver initiating a lane change while another vehicle is blocking the road in the target lane. In this article, we are trying to quantify the degree to which different implementations of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication could reduce the occurrence of such accidents. We present the design of a simulator that takes into account common sources of lack of driver awareness such as blind-spots and lack of attention. Then, we study the impact of both traditional, non-technological communication means such as turning signals as well as unidirectional and bidirectional V2V communications. View Full-Text
Keywords: side-sweep accident simulations; V2V communication; automobile blind-spots; unidirectional communications; time to change lane; simulation architecture side-sweep accident simulations; V2V communication; automobile blind-spots; unidirectional communications; time to change lane; simulation architecture
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Bulumulle, G.; Bölöni, L. Reducing Side-Sweep Accidents with Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication. J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2016, 5, 19.

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