Intersection safety system for cyclists trial: Results and lessons learned
van Dam, E.
Intelligent Transport Systems are being developed to improve the safety of cyclists. A trial of one such system, an Intersection Safety system, was held in Helmond, the Netherlands, in March 2015. The trial tested the technical performance of the set-up, as well as the cyclists’ subjective and objective behavior during the tests. Car passengers also provided subjective feedback. This paper describes the experimental design and the results of the trial. The trial was small-scale. The Van der Laan Acceptance showed a statistically significant higher score on the usefulness (car passengers) and satisfaction (cyclists and car passengers) scales after having experienced the system. The technical performance tests show that the communication range acquired with the Cohda gateways was more than sufficient for the intended application. The cyclist detection rate was slightly less than desired (77% vs. 85%). The detection rate of PTW’s is higher than for cyclists (88%). The paper concludes with a discussion of the ethical balance of using live test subjects with a realistic test set-up.
Intelligent Transport Systems
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