The Cyber-Physical bike: A step towards safer green transportation

Stephen Smaldone, Chetan Tonde, Vancheswaran K. Ananthanarayanan, Ahmed Elgammal, Liviu Iftode

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16 Scopus citations

Abstract

To improve road cycling safety, we present an approach that augments bicycles with video processing and computational capabilities. This Cyber-Physical bicycle system continuously monitors the environment behind the biker, automatically detects rear-approaching vehicles, and alerts the biker prior to the approach. In this paper, we (i) identify biker safety as a problem that can be addressed using mobile video sensing and processing, (ii) present the design of a Cyber-Physical bicycle system, which applies video processing techniques to perform automated vehicle detection, and (iii) demonstrate the feasibility of this system through the evaluation of our prototype implementation. Early results show that our approach operates with good accuracy at normal frame rates, and can perform detection in real time with reduced frame rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHotMobile 2011
Subtitle of host publicationThe 12th Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications
Pages56-61
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event12th International Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications, HotMobile 2011 - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: Mar 1 2011Mar 2 2011

Publication series

NameHotMobile 2011: The 12th Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications

Other

Other12th International Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications, HotMobile 2011
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ
Period3/1/113/2/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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