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


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

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

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Development of a Methodology for the Evaluation of Active Safety using the Example of Preventive Pedestrian Protection
  • Authors Thomas Helmer
  • Series Title Springer Theses
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Theses
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-12888-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-38520-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-12889-4
  • Series ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series E-ISSN 2190-5061
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 195
  • Number of Illustrations 69 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Automotive Engineering
    Control and Systems Theory
    Computational Mathematics and Numerical Analysis
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