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V2X Communications Applied to Safety of Pedestrians and Vehicles

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Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Kore University of Enna, 94100 Enna, Italy
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Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Catania, 95123 Catania, Italy
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J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2020, 9(1), 3; https://doi.org/10.3390/jsan9010003
Received: 5 December 2019 / Revised: 21 December 2019 / Accepted: 23 December 2019 / Published: 27 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Vehicular Networks)
Connected cars and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication scenarios are attracting more researchers. There will be numerous possibilities offered by V2X in the future. For instance, in the case of vehicles that move in a column, they could react to the braking of those in front of it through the rapid information exchanges, and most chain collisions could be avoided. V2X will be desiderated for routes optimizations, travel time reductions, and accident rate decrease in cases such as communication with infrastructures, traffic information exchanges, functioning of traffic lights, possible situations of danger, and the presence of construction sites or traffic jams. Furthermore, there could be massive conversations between smartphones and vehicles performing real-time dialogues. It is relatively reasonable to expect a connection system in which a pedestrian can report its position to all surrounding vehicles. Regarding this, it is compelling to perceive the positive effects of the driver being aware of the presence of pedestrians when vehicles are moving on the roads. This paper introduces the concepts for the development of a solution based on V2X communications aimed at vehicle and pedestrian safety. A potential system architecture for the development of a real system, concerning the safety of vehicles and pedestrians, is suggested to draft some guidelines that could be followed in new applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: vehicle-to-everything communication; pedestrian; vehicles; safety vehicle-to-everything communication; pedestrian; vehicles; safety
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Arena, F.; Pau, G.; Severino, A. V2X Communications Applied to Safety of Pedestrians and Vehicles. J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2020, 9, 3.

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