According to the European Commission, 123,000 people were seriously injured and 25,000 people were killed in 2016 in Europe by traffic accidents. Almost 29% of the fatalities occurred among non-motorized road users which are called Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs)
Our vision is to prevent accidents between vehicles and VRUs. Vehicle-to-Pedestrian (V2P) communication enables a crash avoidance system which protects VRUs from harm. The accidents can be avoided by informing not only the driver of the existence of a potential collision path with a VRU but also alerting the VRUs of the oncoming vehicles in order to act for their safety.
Accurate knowledge of the wireless propagation channel is essential to develop and test reliable V2P communications. Our current work is developing a wideband V2P channel model in critical crash scenarios.