Title: Development of a VII-enabled prototype intersection collision warning system

Authors: Mohammad Nekoui, Daiheng Ni, Hossein Pishro-Nik, Richa Prasad, Mohammed Raza Kanjee, Hui Zhu, Thai Nguyen

Addresses: University of Massachusetts, 100, Natural Resources Road, Amherst, 01003 MA, USA. ' University of Massachusetts, 100, Natural Resources Road, Amherst, 01003 MA, USA. ' University of Massachusetts, 100, Natural Resources Road, Amherst, 01003 MA, USA. ' University of Massachusetts, 100, Natural Resources Road, Amherst, 01003 MA, USA. ' University of Massachusetts, 100, Natural Resources Road, Amherst, 01003 MA, USA. ' University of Massachusetts, 100, Natural Resources Road, Amherst, 01003 MA, USA. ' University of Massachusetts, 100, Natural Resources Road, Amherst, 01003 MA, USA

Abstract: This paper presents the design of a prototype intersection collision warning system based on Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII). This system involves Roadside Equipment (RSE) at an intersection and several units of On-Board Equipment (OBE), each in a moving vehicle. When an equipped vehicle approaches the intersection, its OBE queries the remaining time before the light turns red from the RSE which is synchronised with the intersection signal. Combining its own speed and position, the OBE determines the likelihood of running the red light. In case of such a hazard, the OBE warns its driver and notifies other OBEs wirelessly.

Keywords: collision warning; DSRC; dedicated short-range communications; road intersections; road safety; VII; vehicle infrastructure integration; roadside equipment; on-board equipment; vehicle communications; traffic lights; red light; wireless communications; road accidents.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPT.2009.028656

International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology, 2009 Vol.4 No.3, pp.173 - 181

Available online: 22 Sep 2009 *

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