著者
Jeyoen KIM Takumi SOMA Tetsuya MANABE Aya KOJIMA
出版者
The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
雑誌
IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences (ISSN:09168508)
巻号頁・発行日
pp.2022WBP0003, (Released:2022-11-02)

This paper attempts to identify which side of the road a bicycle is currently riding on using a common camera for realizing an advanced bicycle navigation system and bicycle riding safety support system. To identify the roadway area, the proposed method performs semantic segmentation on a front camera image captured by a bicycle drive recorder or smartphone. If the roadway area extends from the center of the image to the right, the bicyclist is riding on the left side of the roadway (i.e., the correct riding position in Japan). In contrast, if the roadway area extends to the left, the bicyclist is on the right side of the roadway (i.e., the incorrect riding position in Japan). We evaluated the accuracy of the proposed method on various road widths with different traffic volumes using video captured by riding bicycles in Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture, and Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. High accuracy (>80%) was achieved for any combination of the segmentation model, riding side identification method, and experimental conditions. Given these results, we believe that we have realized an effective image segmentation-based method to identify which side of the roadway a bicycle riding is on.
著者
Aya Kojima Hisashi Kubota Masatoshi Yoshida Shinsuke Ichihara Shingo Yoshida
出版者
Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies
雑誌
Proceedings of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies
巻号頁・発行日
pp.376, 2011 (Released:2011-09-30)

This study aimed at finding appropriate interval of ranged speed hump from the viewpoint of noise and vibration as well as effect of speed reduction through two experimental installation. In the experiment, "sinusoidal mobile humps" were used. In the first experiment, conducted in Kokubunji city, it was found that 60m-inerval can reduce speed less than 30km/h in all over the road section. However, residents complained the noise caused by re-acceleration. In the second experiment conducted in Bunkyo-ward, Tokyo, the intervals between humps reduced to 20m to make drivers to "give up" to re-accelerate. Judging from the result of questionnaire survey and noise observation, it was successful.
著者
Abdul Rahman ABDUL RAHIMI Aya KOJIMA Hisashi KUBOTA
出版者
Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies
雑誌
Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (ISSN:18811124)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.10, pp.1426-1445, 2013 (Released:2013-12-21)
参考文献数
39

Nowadays, various signalized intersections with bicycle lanes designs are available for implementation. However, no safety comparisons have been made between these various designs. Therefore, it is necessary to compare the various designs available. In this study, intersection designs from Western countries are investigated to determine the safety measures available. Then the safety and comfort are compared with left-hooks being focused. Five patterns were selected including (1) Mixed traffic with left-turning motorist; (2) Left-turn in the intersection for motorist; (3) Bicycle signal; (4) Advanced stop lines for bicycles; and (5) Bicycle box. The five intersection patterns were prepared at an experiment site, and human subjects consisting bicyclist and motorist were traveled on the specified route freely. Questionnaire surveys and video observations were used for data analyses. The results show that (1) Mixed traffic with left-turning motorist is the safest and (3) Bicycle signal is the most comfortable intersection design.