Kristofer D. Kusano

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—This paper examines the potential effectiveness of the following three precollision system (PCS) algorithms: 1) forward collision warning only; 2) forward collision warning and precrash brake assist; and 3) forward collision warning, precrash brake assist , and autonomous precrash brake. Real-world rear-end crashes were extracted from a nationally(More)
To mitigate the severity of rear-end and other collisions, Pre-Crash Systems (PCS) are being developed. These active safety systems utilize radar and/or video cameras to determine when a frontal crash, such as a front-to-back rear-end collisions, is imminent and can brake autonomously, even with no driver input. Of these PCS features, the effects of(More)
OBJECTIVE Forward collision warning (FCW) is an active safety system that aims to mitigate the effect of forward collisions by warning the driver of objects in front of the vehicle. Success of FCW relies on how drivers react to the alerts. Drivers who receive too many warnings that they deem as unnecessary-that is, nuisance alarms-may grow to distrust and(More)
Automated Crash Notification (ACN) algorithms utilize telemetric data from vehicles involved in collisions to notify the appropriate emergency services with the aim to elicit the appropriate medical response. One vital piece of telemetric data is the Principal Direction of Force (PDOF) of the collision, which can be determined from data stored in the Event(More)