By Topic

Estimating Relevance for the Emergency Electronic Brake Light Application

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Piotr Szczurek ; Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA ; Bo Xu ; Ouri Wolfson ; Jie Lin

In this paper, we compare two methods of estimating relevance for the emergency electronic brake light application: One method uses an analytically derived formula based on the minimum safety gap that is required to avoid a collision, whereas the other method uses a machine learning approach. The application works by disseminating reports about vehicles that perform emergency deceleration in an effort to warn drivers about the need to perform emergency braking. Vehicles that receive such reports have to decide on whether the information contained in the report is relevant to the driver and warn the driver if that is the case. Common ways of determining relevance are based on the lane or direction information, but using only these attributes can lead to many false warnings, which can desensitize the driver. Desensitized drivers may ignore warnings or completely turn off the system, thus eliminating any safety benefits of the application. We show that the machine learning method, compared with the analytically derived formula, can significantly reduce the number of false warnings by learning from the actions that drivers take after receiving a report. The methods were compared using simulated experiments with a range of traffic and communication parameters.

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems  (Volume:13 ,  Issue: 4 )