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Smart Bumper for pedestrian impact recognition
Author(s): Alessandro Zanella; Francesco Butera; Enrico Gobetto
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Paper Abstract

Pedestrian fatal accidents in the USA are almost 15% of the total traffic deadly accidents; besides pedestrians account fo 85% of the fatal accidents without considering the vehicle's occupants. In Europe such percentages are even higher. Furthermore more than 50% of killed pedestrians are involved in an accident with a passenger's car, and between them almost 90% of killed pedestrians are hit by the front of the car.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4763, European Workshop on Smart Structures in Engineering and Technology, (13 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.508679
Show Author Affiliations
Alessandro Zanella, Ctr. Ricerche FIAT (Italy)
Francesco Butera, Ctr. Ricerche FIAT (Italy)
Enrico Gobetto, Ctr. Ricerche FIAT (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4763:
European Workshop on Smart Structures in Engineering and Technology
Brian Culshaw, Editor(s)

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