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Listen! Somebody Is Walking towards Your Car (Introducing the Awareness-3D Sound System into the Driver to Increase the Pedestrian’s Safety)

  • Mohammad Ardavan
  • Fang Chen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6770)

Abstract

Car accident statistics indicate that the pedestrians are the majority of the road traffic victims due to drivers’ lack of adequate visibility on the road. In this paper, the effects of human natural sounds in drivers’ awareness were investigated in order to increase pedestrian safety by carrying out a study on introducing a 3D sound system into drivers. All studies with collected results showed strong positive support to the design of using 3D sound system to present the pedestrians’ situation to car drivers.

Keywords

Safety pedestrian car driver sound 3D sound 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammad Ardavan
    • 1
  • Fang Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Interaction Design Group, Department of Computer ScienceChalmers University of TechnologyGothenburgSweden

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