Pedestrian intention prediction to enhance smart vehicle safety
The safety levels of smart vehicles (SV) are high in structured conditions such as motorways but not in less structured environments such as pedestrian junctions and mixed traffic environments. The EU-funded SSVPI project will explore pedestrian intention prediction, which is key for safe SV operation. Specifically, the project will develop multi-source and multi-modal algorithms that can predict intentions of pedestrians under challenging lighting conditions. The results will inform multiple governmental and commercial autonomous driving initiatives.