This paper presents a method to identify inevitable collision states (ICS) specifically for a motorcycle when interacting with an opponent passenger car in typical traffic scenarios. Previous ICS methods were applied to passenger cars or generic vehicles; however, the peculiarities of motorcycles urge the definition of specific methods for these vehicles. The findings extend the applicability of previous algorithms to include all motorcycle-to-car collisions, irrespective of collision configurations. ICS identification can be adopted as a triggering criterion for more invasive safety systems such as motorcycle autonomous emergency braking (MAEB), which require a last-resort approach in their initial phases of development. In this regard, this paper also presents an evaluation of an idealized MAEB through experiments simulating real-world crashes in a computer-based virtual environment.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- autonomous emergency braking
- inevitable collision states
- safety systems
Savino, G., Giovannini, F., Fitzharris, M., & Pierini, M. (2016). Inevitable collision states for motorcycle-to-car collision scenarios. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 17(9), 2563-2573. . https://doi.org/10.1109/TITS.2016.2520084