Development of a Methodology for the Evaluation of Active Safety using the Example of Preventive Pedestrian Protection

  • Thomas Helmer

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Thomas Helmer
    Pages 1-15
  3. Thomas Helmer
    Pages 171-178
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 179-195

About this book


The book reports on a new methodology for optimization and evaluation of traffic safety, which simulates the processes involved in traffic conflicts on the basis of detailed dynamical, human, and technical models. The models incorporate the whole spectrum of human cognitive functions and responses, the responses of an active safety system and the interactions between the human and the system as they occur in a sample of relevant traffic contexts. Using the developed method, the author was able to assess the reduction in accidents and injuries as well as the possible side effects resulting from a preventive pedestrian-protection system. The book provides practical solutions in the area of active safety systems. It represents an interesting source of information for researchers and professionals as well as all stakeholders, including policy makers and consumer advocates, with the common goal of promoting the implementation and adoption of highly efficient systems for preventing accidents and injuries.


ADAS Active Safety Systems Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Avoidance of Accidents Collision Warning/Avoidance Driving Simulator Frontal Vehicle Crashes Integral Safety Models of Traffic Safety Road Traffic Safety Safety Performance Simulation of Pedestrian Injury Severity

Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas Helmer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Land- und Seeverkehr, Fachgebiet KraftfahrzeugeTechnische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-12888-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-12889-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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