WreckWatch: Automatic Traffic Accident Detection and Notification with Smartphones

  title={WreckWatch: Automatic Traffic Accident Detection and Notification with Smartphones},
  author={J. White and C. Thompson and H. Turner and B. Dougherty and D. Schmidt},
  journal={Mobile Networks and Applications},
  • J. White, C. Thompson, +2 authors D. Schmidt
  • Published 2011
  • Computer Science
  • Mobile Networks and Applications
  • Traffic accidents are one of the leading causes of fatalities in the US. [...] Key Result This paper provides the following contributions to the study of detecting traffic accidents via smartphones: (1) we present a formal model for accident detection that combines sensors and context data, (2) we show how smartphone sensors, network connections, and web services can be used to provide situational awareness to first responders, and (3) we provide empirical results demonstrating the efficacy of different…Expand Abstract
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