Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Oldest First | Newest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
_hm
User Rank
CEO
Kids, Pets and senior citizen
_hm   1/21/2014 7:46:48 PM
NO RATINGS
Senior citizen, kids and pets generally may not have transopnder. And they are the weakest link. Needs better solution.

 

daleste
User Rank
CEO
Jaywalking
daleste   1/21/2014 11:05:21 PM
NO RATINGS
The picture shown is an obvious jaywalking situation.  The pedestrians are at fault.  Of course, if we can increase safety by adding functionality to the vehicles, we can save these law breaking pedestrians.  It's a good idea, but the pedestrians should pay for the upgrade instead of the driver.

Susan Rambo
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Kids, Pets and senior citizen
Susan Rambo   1/21/2014 11:54:42 PM
NO RATINGS
Yes, the story on EE Times Europe says "To detect an approaching pedestrian, the driver needs to be warned or the emergency brake has to be triggered even before the pedestrian steps onto the roadway. At the same time, the likelihood of an unnecessary full braking must be kept extremely low to allow car drivers to find the system reliable enough to use it."  A good test would be tagging deer with transponders and seeing if the system is fast enough to brake the car before a deer collides with it, without causing problems for the car and other cars around it. The only thing -- isn't it better defensive driving to just hit the deer than try to brake at the last second? (Not an option with pedestrians, but they hopefully aren't moving as fast as a deer might be.) The system is probably completely useless when the car goes beyond a certain speed.

blommep
User Rank
Rookie
Re: Jaywalking
blommep   1/22/2014 5:40:52 AM
NO RATINGS
As both the side lines and middle line are white, this points to the picture corresponding to another country than the USA.

For example in France, it's only jaywalking if the pedestrians cross within less than 50m of a marked crossing; if not, the drivers have to yield to the pedestrians...

zeeglen
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Kids, Pets and senior citizen
zeeglen   1/22/2014 10:32:24 AM
NO RATINGS
This idea reeks of yet another marketeering case of "I smell dollars".

chanj0
User Rank
CEO
Safety First
chanj0   1/22/2014 1:58:30 PM
NO RATINGS
The concept seems to be simply. Yet, to detect predestian ahead and apply the brake properly is a challenging problem. Among all, like _hm said, when if someone doesn't have a transponder. On the other hands, if brake is applied to avoid hitting a predestian and yet causing a collision to the rear-end of the car, who's fault.

To me, jaywalker or not is another issue. I will definitely feel bad of hitting a person even though it is his/ her fault. The idea is great; yet, it requires more study, a lot of alpha tests and beta tests.

betajet
User Rank
CEO
Re: Jaywalking
betajet   1/22/2014 3:53:14 PM
NO RATINGS
My experience with Germany -- albeit from decades ago -- is that everyone is law-abiding and there would be no jaywalking.  Indeed, babylon.com translates "jaywalking" as unachtsamer Fußgang (careless walking), as something done by the heedless Hans Guck-in-die-Luft (Johnny Head-in-Air) from Der Struwwelpeter.

Italians are competely different, as described brilliantly by Jackson Burgess in Sex and the Italian Driver:
It is gauche to be a pedestrian in Italy. It is in bad taste: a pedestrian is a Person of No Consequence -- The Italian pedestrian feels ashamed and does everything he can do to avoid acting like a pedestrian. To cross the street on the crosswalk, for instance, would be to admit he is a pedestrian. To cross the street, he crosses in the middle of the block, strolling slowly through the traffic. He is trying to make it clear that he is not a pedestrian at all, but a driver who has momentarily alighted from his car. If you treat him like a pedestrian, thus drawing attention to his shame, he will be furious...


_hm
User Rank
CEO
Re: Kids, Pets and senior citizen
_hm   1/22/2014 7:39:31 PM
NO RATINGS
I love deers and and all other animals. I will not harm them in any way.

 

daleste
User Rank
CEO
Re: Jaywalking
daleste   1/22/2014 8:02:17 PM
NO RATINGS
betajet, I enjoyed your quotes.  I guess it would be hard to get the Italian pedestrian to carry the transponder...

Tunrayo
User Rank
Rookie
Re: Jaywalking
Tunrayo   1/23/2014 9:09:17 AM
NO RATINGS
I think the product is designed to attract car manufacturers so that they can add the feature to their cars in the future. I don't think anyone would be rushing to upgrade - pedestrians or drivers.

Page 1 / 2   >   >>


Most Recent Comments
Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Tired Old iPad 2 vs. Shiny New iPad Air 2
Max Maxfield
8 comments
I remember when the first iPad came out deep in the mists of time we used to call 2010. Actually, that's only four years ago, but it seems like a lifetime away -- I mean; can you remember ...

<b><a href=Betajet">

The Circle – The Future's Imperfect in the Present Tense
Betajet
5 comments
The Circle, a satirical, dystopian novel published in 2013 by San Francisco-based writer Dave Eggers, is about a large, very powerful technology company that combines aspects of Google, ...

Martin Rowe

Make This Engineering Museum a Reality
Martin Rowe
Post a comment
Vincent Valentine is a man on a mission. He wants to make the first house to ever have a telephone into a telephone museum. Without help, it may not happen.

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
16 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...