Real-time and Secure Analysis of Pedestrian Data for Connected Vehicles
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), pedestrian fatalities increased 75% from 2012 to 2021 in urban areas. A team consisting of researchers from Clemson University and Benedict College, consortium members of the Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility (C2M2) headquartered at Clemson University, developed a vision-based real-time pedestrian safety alert system that can help reduce the crash risks involving pedestrians and vehicles. By enabling vehicles to communicate wirelessly with each other and with roadside infrastructure, this technology potentially enhances road
safety, reduces accidents, and optimizes traffic flow. Integration of off-the-shelf cameras and pedestrian-held smartphones with roadside infrastructure showcases the practicality and accessibility of the technology. This system represents a significant step toward realizing the potential of future smart cities.