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Evaluation of a Bicycle-Mounted Ultrasonic Distance Sensor for Monitoring Road Surface Condition

Yoshiaki Taniguchi, Kodai Nishii, Hiroyuki Hisamatsu
2015 2015 7th International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Communication Systems and Networks  
In this paper, we consider to use a low-cost ultrasonic distance sensor attached on a bicycle for monitoring the road surface conditions in the front area.  ...  We design and implement a road surface condition monitoring system using an off-the-shelf node Arduino, an ultrasonic distance sensor, and a typical bicycle.  ...  Tomoya Kitani for his helpful comments at the early stage of this research.  ... 
doi:10.1109/cicsyn.2015.16 dblp:conf/cicsyn/TaniguchiNH15 fatcat:o4wo2jhwcjashkup4vmwzuarry

Evaluation Models for Cyclists' Perception Using Probe Bicycle System

Hideo YAMANAKA, Pan Xiaodong, Junko SANADA
2013 Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies  
The aim of this study is to find evaluation factors from a viewpoint of bicycles' perception by monitoring cycling behavior using a Probe Bicycle System.  ...  Although bicycles in Japan are widely used for going to school, shopping and so on, satisfaction levels of cyclists for the condition of streets are not high.  ...  The evaluation models the author proposed can be used to appraise the present street conditions, and evaluate the schemes such as install of bicycle lane, improvement of road surface, one-way traffic regulations  ... 
doi:10.11175/easts.10.1413 fatcat:s5ysvnmvmjg5xamiuela42cnuy

A Survey and Comparison of Low-Cost Sensing Technologies for Road Traffic Monitoring

Marcin Bernas, Bartłomiej Płaczek, Wojciech Korski, Piotr Loska, Jarosław Smyła, Piotr Szymała
2018 Sensors  
Special attention is paid to wireless battery-powered detectors of small dimensions that can be quickly and effortlessly installed alongside traffic lanes (on the side of a road or on a curb) without any  ...  The comparison of detection methods presented in this paper is based on results of experiments that were conducted with a variety of sensors in a wide range of configurations.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s18103243 fatcat:vtfoczspendpjasjqe77qxrsau

A Low-Cost Open Hardware System for Collecting Traffic Data Using Wi-Fi Signal Strength

Shivam Gupta, Albert Hamzin, Auriol Degbelo
2018 Sensors  
The system can be used to provide estimates of vehicle numbers for streets not covered by official traffic monitoring techniques in future smart cities.  ...  ., bicycles, cars, trucks) are counted by means of variations in the WiFi signals.  ...  Hence, it is of great importance to monitor the complex interplay of the road network and traffic conditions for better of sensing Quality of Life (QoL) in future smart cities.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s18113623 pmid:30366415 fatcat:7taqktindregvfu2q44khrwrtu

Sensor Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems

Juan Guerrero-Ibáñez, Sherali Zeadally, Juan Contreras-Castillo
2018 Sensors  
Sensor technology is a vital component used for data collection during Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) communications.  ...  levels of CO 2 emissions, high levels of traffic congestions, and improved road safety.  ...  -I. described the case study scenario and the analysis of sensor technology; S.Z. described the taxonomy of ITS applications and wrote the analysis of interconnection technologies for ITS; J.C.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s18041212 pmid:29659524 pmcid:PMC5948625 fatcat:d3r34f4y6ffnllqvj5ud2pxv7u

Shortcomings of Ultrasonic Obstacle Detection for Vehicle Driver Assistance and Profiling

James I. Obuhuma, Henry O. Okoyo, Sylvester O. McOyowo
2019 International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science  
It discusses an experiment for detection of obstacles in a vehicle driver's operational environment using ultrasound technology.  ...  sensor and obstacle are in motion and when obstacles have differing unpredictable surface properties.  ...  A serial monitor for the Arduino IDE was also used to display actual distances in centimeters for any obstacle detected.  ... 
doi:10.5815/ijitcs.2019.06.04 fatcat:z6uuv6zrebd3vjfisjplelcg44

The Perception System of Intelligent Ground Vehicles in All Weather Conditions: A Systematic Literature Review

Abdul Sajeed Mohammed, Ali Amamou, Follivi Kloutse Ayevide, Sousso Kelouwani, Kodjo Agbossou, Nadjet Zioui
2020 Sensors  
Thirdly, the most involved sensor technologies (radar, lidar, ultrasonic, camera, and far-infrared) employed by automated driving applications are studied.  ...  The goal of this paper is to provide a survey of sensing technologies used to detect the surrounding environment and obstacles during driving maneuvers in different weather conditions.  ...  An ultrasonic sensor mounted on one of the rear wheels helps keep track of movements and warn the car about obstacles in the rear. Usually, the ultrasonic sensors are used for parking assistance.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s20226532 pmid:33203155 fatcat:tdorifxpznamlfvgl64wmkjlpu

Road Surface Monitoring Using Smartphone Sensors: A Review

Shahram Sattar, Songnian Li, Michael Chapman
2018 Sensors  
Road surface monitoring is a key factor to providing smooth and safe road infrastructure to road users.  ...  The key to road surface condition monitoring is to detect road surface anomalies, such as potholes, cracks, and bumps, which affect driving comfort and on-road safety.  ...  In addition, a proper evaluation of implemented approaches for road surface monitoring on smartphones is desirable.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s18113845 pmid:30423962 fatcat:g5f57ellgbdybnr7vyykhy3u64

Automatic Road Survey by Using Vehicle Mounted Laser for Road Asset Management

Wenda Li, Michael Burrow, Nicole Metje, Gurmel Ghataora
2020 IEEE Access  
histograms of the distance from the road surface measured by the laser to account for changes in road texture.  ...  This work proposes a vehicle mounted point laser system for the automated, rapid and inexpensive measurement of a major mode of local road deterioration, namely fretting.  ...  ., which provided road condition data captured visually and using HARRIS2, respectively.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.2994470 fatcat:bz2vuwehxjeqjoy7mekggmdpui

Intelligent Traffic Monitoring Systems for Vehicle Classification: A Survey [article]

Myounggyu Won
2019 arXiv   pre-print
for their traffic monitoring applications.  ...  A traffic monitoring system is an integral part of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).  ...  An inductive loop detector is one of the most commonly used traffic monitoring systems [49] . It is a coil of wire that is embedded under the road surface (Fig. 2) .  ... 
arXiv:1910.04656v1 fatcat:a4fquz53r5hjde5ypzpcmq727u

A Study on Recent Developments and Issues with Obstacle Detection Systems for Automated Vehicles

Xiaoyan Yu, Marin Marinov
2020 Sustainability  
Specifically, we look at the performance of LIDAR, RADAR, vision cameras, ultrasonic sensors, and IR and review their capabilities and behaviour in a number of different situations: during daytime, at  ...  night, in extreme weather conditions, in urban areas, in the presence of smooths surfaces, in situations where emergency service vehicles need to be detected and recognised, and in situations where potholes  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su12083281 doaj:1c633666b19b41408652a1fec4ee9d81 fatcat:tggdfsav2jcylofnoeafoaqave

High-Accuracy Tracking Using Ultrawideband Signals for Enhanced Safety of Cyclists

Davide Dardari, Nicoló Decarli, Anna Guerra, Ashraf Al-Rimawi, Víctor Marín Puchades, Gabriele Prati, Marco De Angelis, Federico Fraboni, Luca Pietrantoni
2017 Mobile Information Systems  
Experimental results reveal that the localization error, in both static and dynamic conditions, is below 50 cm in most of the cases.  ...  chosen, as well as real-time warning to the road users.  ...  of the performance and Lorenzo Marconi for the concession of the DEI-CASY flight arena and the VICON facility.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2017/8149348 fatcat:a3p3az3ghve7rjo5gehoadsuxy

Virtual Windshields: Merging Reality and Digital Content to Improve the Driving Experience [article]

Michelle Krüger Silvéria
2014 arXiv   pre-print
The enclosed aspect of a car, allied with the configuration of the controls and displays directed towards the driver, offer significant advantages for augmented reality (AR) systems when considering the  ...  Today, road accidents constitute the eighth leading cause of death. The escalation of technology has propelled new ways in which driver's senses may be augmented.  ...  Acknowledgements Throughout the duration of my Masters program, there were many who supported me in their  ... 
arXiv:1405.0910v1 fatcat:ukbgnc7qm5czzgdoarxjr64dxm

Three-Dimensional Observation of Atmospheric Processes in Cities

Dieter Scherer, Felix Ament, Stefan Emeis, Ute Fehrenbach, Bernd Leitl, Katharina Scherber, Christoph Schneider, Ulrich Vogt
2019 Meteorologische Zeitschrift  
Data sets from long-term observations and intense observation periods allow for evaluation of the performance of a new urban climate model called PALM-4U that is developed by the project "Model-based city  ...  , need to be considered, particularly with respect to ambient atmospheric conditions of humans.  ...  Acknowledgments The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) funds the 3DO consortium under grant 01LP1602 within the framework of Research for Sustainable Development (FONA; www.fona.de  ... 
doi:10.1127/metz/2019/0911 fatcat:6kmdqv446ndpvl4ljzrngy42va

Intelligent Traffic Monitoring Systems for Vehicle Classification: A Survey

Myounggyu Won
2020 IEEE Access  
for their traffic monitoring applications.  ...  A traffic monitoring system is an integral part of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).  ...  It is a coil of wire that is embedded under the road surface (Fig. 2) . It captures the change of inductance and generates a time-variable signal when a vehicle passes over.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.2987634 fatcat:sywpexdiwnam7ewgykqa5cggqm
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