Augmented Riding: Multimodal Applications of AR, VR, and MR to Enhance Safety for Motorcyclists and Bicyclists

Kingsley, C., Flowers, A., Negri, A., Duggan, D., Bird, L., and Jenkins, M. Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII 2020), Virtual (July 2020). Operating two-wheeled vehicles in four-wheel-dominant environments presents unique challenges and hazards to riders, requiring additional rider attention and resulting in an increased inherent risk. Crashes involving motorcycles or bicycles […]

Connected Vehicle Deployment for Bicycles and Motorcycles to Enhance Vulnerable Transit User Safety

Jenkins, M., Negri. A., and Duggan, D. Presented at the MassDOT Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange, Worcester, MA (April 2018). Connected vehicle and smart city infrastructure technologies offer significant potential to enhance shared roadway safety and mobility; however, vulnerable transportation users have traditionally been overlooked with respect to how they will be connected to these […]

Towards a Connected Bicycle to Communicate with Vehicles and Infrastructure

Jenkins, M., Duggan, D., and Negri, A. Presented at the 2017 IEEE Conference on Cognitive and Computational Aspects of Situation Management (CogSIMA), Savannah, GA (March 2017) The Connected Vehicles (CV) program is a multimodal US Department of Transportation (USDOT) initiative that enables safer, smarter, and greener surface transportation using dedicated wireless communication technology. Although significant efforts […]

BARRACUDA: An Augmented Reality Display for Increased Motorcyclist En Route Hazard Awareness

Jenkins, M. and Young, D. Presented at the 2016 IEEE International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support (CogSIMA), San Diego, CA (March 2016)       Motorcyclists face a unique set of challenges when operating on public streets and highways. In addition to hazards relevant to automobiles, motorcycle riders must remain […]

Video Surveillance of Pedestrians and Vehicles

Gutchess, D., Ablavsky, V., Thangali, A., Sclaroff, S., and Snorrason, M. Proceedings of SPIE Defense & Security, vol. 6569, Orlando, FL (May, 2007). In this paper, we focus on the problem of automated surveillance in a parking lot scenario. We call our research system VANESSA, for Video Analysis for Nighttime Surveillance and Situational Awareness. VANESSA […]