Title: Usefulness of collision warning inter-vehicular system

Authors: Alain Lambert, Dominique Gruyer, Anthony Busson, Husnain Mansoor Ali

Addresses: Institut d'Electronique Fondamentale, Univ Paris-Sud, CNRS, F-91405 Orsay, France. ' LIVIC, INRETS/LCPC, Bat 824, 14 route de la miniere, 78000, Versailles-Satory, France. ' Institut d'Electronique Fondamentale, Univ Paris-Sud, CNRS, F-91405 Orsay, France. ' Institut d'Electronique Fondamentale, Univ Paris-Sud, CNRS, F-91405 Orsay, France

Abstract: This paper studies the contribution and the impact of Inter-Vehicular Communications (IVC) in a vehicles string. We suppose that all, or, a subset of the vehicles are equipped with radio communication devices, enabling communication between them. We evaluate the benefit of the dissemination of warning messages for the reduction of accidents. More precisely, we evaluate and compare the number of vehicles involved in a multi-vehicles crash caused by an accident, with and without the use of IVC. We show that even when a low proportion of vehicles uses IVC, the number of collisions is drastically reduced.

Keywords: IVC; inter-vehicular communications; warning messages; collision reduction; road safety; vehicle safety; collision warning; radio communications; accident reduction; multi-vehicle crashes.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVS.2010.035319

International Journal of Vehicle Safety, 2010 Vol.5 No.1, pp.60 - 74

Available online: 21 Sep 2010 *

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