This system exchanges vehicle information between automobiles and motorcycles, such as position, direction and speed. Motorcycle riders can view information about vehicles near them on a display, and can receive information through an in-helmet audio system. Drivers can view information on the status of motorcycles in their vicinity and receive warnings on their navigation system display.
Example Motorcycle Displays
Oncoming Vehicle Information Assistance System
This system analyzes images from the camera mounted on the front of the motorcycle to detect stop signs and either line markings or road markings. If the rider does not slow down when approaching an intersection, a warning appears on the motorcycle's display screen, and an audio warning sounds in the rider's helmet, prompting the rider to decelerate.
In addition, once the motorcycle has come to a stop, the Inter-Vehicle Communication System detects the position of any approaching vehicles, assisting the rider in determining whether it is safe to proceed through the intersection.
Information on intersections that are without traffic signals is gathered from car navigation system data. Images from the vehicle's cameras are analyzed to detect stop lines and stop signs. Based on the vehicle's speed and distance to the stop line the system determines whether the vehicle is traveling at a speed that will enable it to stop by the time it reaches the stop line. If the vehicle is exceeding the appropriate speed, the system issues an audio warning while signaling the driver to slow down with a sensory warning via the application of gentle, intermittent braking.
Once the automobile has come to a stop, the Inter-Vehicle Communication System detects the position of any approaching vehicles and assists the driver in determining whether it is safe to proceed through the intersection.
Intersection Stop & Go Assistance System(Automobile)
(Side collision with a stationary vehicle (Honda Accord) at 50km/h)