Wei Li, Chih Han Chang, Chih-Che Lin, Ming-Fong Tsai, Yung Ping Lee, Chien-Hsing Chen, Ping-Fan Ho, Chien-Kuo Lai, Chih-Wei Huang, Der-Ren Liao, Chia-Yang Sun, Bi Ru Tsai, Shun-Chi Chang, Fong-Ren Lin, Hsiao-Hsin Hung, Hua-Yin Fang, Cheng-Yu Chiu, Pei-Han Ching
The design of the D.S.R.C. system was inspired by the daily driving experience. Over the years, vehicle manufacturers have developed very limited tools/methods to help drivers communicate – turn signals, brake lights, honking and gestures, and so on. The lack of efficient and informative communication tools can lead to uncertain driving situations and result in accidents. To address such issues, we smoothly integrate three state-of-the art technologies – DSRC communication, a novel software-based dead reckoning algorithm capable of reducing positioning error by two meters, and an in-vehicle CAN busmonitoring scheme – to create a new communication model for everyday drivers. Drivers can send emergency warnings to others, and courteous “thank-you” messages can be sent back as acknowledgement. In addition, private honking and yield allow drivers to express their intentions more politely. With its highly integrated CAN bus scheme, this system can issue door unlocking/door-opening warnings to following vehicles to enhance driving safety. It can also issue alerts that remind local drivers to switch off their high beams when oncoming vehicles are approaching.