To Live and Drive in L.A.: Measurements From a Real Intervehicular Accident Alert Test

Although the number of accidents that occur on roads is slowly decreasing in time, as both cars and streets become progressively safer, the Statistics of Road Traffic Accidents study from the United Nations reveals that during the last decade every year an average of 150,000 people have lost their lives and 5.5 million have suffered injuries on the roads of western countries. Among the many proposals that have been made, during the years, to combat such phenomenon, an important place is taken by highway accident warning technologies. Such type of system can play an important role, especially in those cities, like Los Angeles, Seoul and Shanghai, specifically designed for cars, more than for human beings.
Provided by: University of Bologna Topic: Mobility Date Added: Oct 2011 Format: PDF

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