Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology

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Active Pedestrian Protection System, Scenario-Driven Search Method for

  • Alberto BroggiEmail author
  • Pietro Cerri
  • Stefano Ghidoni
  • Paolo Grisleri
  • Ho Gi Jung
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0851-3_486

Definition of the Subject and Its Importance

This paper presents an application of a pedestrian detection system aimed at localizing potentially dangerous situations in specific urban scenarios. The approach used in this work differs from the ones implemented in traditional pedestrian detection systems, which are designed to localize all pedestrians in the area in front of the vehicle. Conversely this approach searches for pedestrians in critical areas only.

The great advantages of such an approach are that pedestrian recognition is performed on limited image areas – therefore boosting its time-wise performance – and no assessment on the danger level is finally required before providing the result to either the driver or an onboard computer for automatic maneuvers. A further advantage is the drastic reduction of false alarms, making this system robust enough to control nonreversible safety systems.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alberto Broggi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Pietro Cerri
    • 1
  • Stefano Ghidoni
    • 2
  • Paolo Grisleri
    • 1
  • Ho Gi Jung
    • 3
  1. 1.VisLab – Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’InformazioneUniversità degli Studi di ParmaParmaItaly
  2. 2.Intelligent Autonomous System Laboratory (IAS-Lab), Department of Information EngineeringUniversity of PaduaPadovaItaly
  3. 3.The School of Mechanical EngineeringHanyang UniversitySeondong-guSouth Korea