Authors: Yuan-Lin Chen
Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ming Chi University of Technology, New Taipei City, Taiwan
Abstract: A novel forward collision probability index for forward collision warning system is presented to alert and to assist drivers to keep a safe braking distance to avoid collision accidents in highway driving. The meaning of the forward collision probability index could be realised by the driver. A value of 100% of collision probability index means the collision will happen and a value of 0% of collision probability index means the driving is in safety scenario. Based on the forward collision probability index, the driver could know the driving situation and could keep in safety driving. The simulation results expressed the presented collision probability index are useful.
Keywords: forward collisions; collision probability index; safety braking distance; driving safety; collision warning systems; vehicle safety; vehicle accidents; simulation.
International Journal of Vehicle Safety, 2015 Vol.8 No.3, pp.193 - 204
Received: 02 Apr 2014
Accepted: 15 Dec 2014
Published online: 24 Jul 2015 *