Developing a Cost-Effective Bus-to-Pedestrian Near-Miss Detection Method using Onboard Video Camera Data

The primary goal of the project is to develop a method that can detect bus-to-pedestrian near-miss events in order to support bus-to-pedestrian collision avoidance applications and provide additional data source for safety statistical analysis. Specifically, the project will define indicators for near-miss events in videos taken by onboard front facing cameras, then develop a video processing framework to automatically detect and record near-misses. Given the fact that the northwest region has a large number of transit agencies and relies heavily on transit buses in terms of commuting, such near-miss detection method will definitely obtain additional information to enhance further research on bus-to-pedestrian safety studies in the region. Potentially, the proposed method can save cost for related agencies and improve both pedestrian and bus safety.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $46000
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT13-G-UTC40

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium

    University of Washington
    More Hall Room 112
    Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
    201 More Hall, Box 352700
    Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700
  • Project Managers:

    Wang, Yinhai

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
    201 More Hall, Box 352700
    Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700
  • Principal Investigators:

    Zhang, Weibin

    Ke, Ruimin

  • Start Date: 20161215
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180131
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers
  • Subprogram: Pedestrian Safety
  • Source Data: http://depts.washington.edu/pactrans/research/projects/developing-a-cost-effective-bus-to-pedestrian-near-miss-detection-method-using-onboard-video-camera-data/

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01632292
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC40
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 13 2017 3:59PM