Introduction Road bends of extra-urban and rural roads are known to be particularly relevant for motorcycle riding safety. For this reason a Curve Warning system has been developed for assisting the motorcyclists to safely approach bends and curves. System Description The system is organized in three layers: the first is the scenario detection that uses on-board sensors and digital maps to feed the second layer, which is the risk assessment layer. This second layer combines road geometry, motorcycle dynamics, and rider style in a holistic approach for computing a safe reference maneuver and for detecting potential dangers in the curve negotiation. The safe reference maneuver is continuously recalculated to follow the evolving scenario according to a receding horizon approach. In case of potential danger, the third layer warns the rider by a proper Human Machine Interface, leaving to the rider the vehicle control. Paper contents This paper explains the Curve Warning concept and illustrates its implementation, development, and tuning on a motorcycle prototype. The latter has been used for a pilot campaign of road tests, which demonstrated that the system is capable of early detection of potential danger situations, and that riders have a positive attitude towards the Curve Warning system itself.
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|Titolo:||Experimental evaluation of a system for assisting motorcyclists to safely ride road bends|
|Autori:||Biral, Francesco; Bosetti, Paolo; R., Lot|
|Titolo del periodico:||EUROPEAN TRANSPORT RESEARCH REVIEW|
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-84920249406|
|Codice identificativo WOS:||WOS:000209729200006|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12544-014-0140-6|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03.1 Articolo su rivista (Journal article)|