Roadside acoustic sensors to support vulnerable pedestrians via their smartphone [article]

Masoomeh Khalili, Mehdi Ghatee, Mehdi Teimouri, Mohammad Mahdi Bejani
2018 arXiv   pre-print
We propose a new warning system based on smartphones that evaluates the risk of motor vehicle for vulnerable pedestrian (VP). The acoustic sensors are embedded in roadside to receive vehicles sounds and they are classified into heavy vehicle, light vehicle with low speed, light vehicle with high speed, and no vehicle classes. For this aim, we extract new features by Mel-frequency Cepstrum Coefficients (MFCC) and Linear Predictive Coefficients (LPC) algorithms. We use different classification
more » ... orithms and show that MLP neural network achieves at least 96.77% in accuracy criterion. To install this system, directional microphones are embedded on roadside and the risk is classified there. Then, for every microphone, a danger area is defined and the warning alarms have been sent to every VPs smartphones covered in this danger area.
arXiv:1812.02752v1 fatcat:dbr3zykbkbcqhp6lho6xuwl2nu