Real Time Simulation of Virtual Pedestrians for Development of Pedestrian Detection Systems 2007-01-0754
Optical based sensor systems for vehicle based detection and warning systems are under development to reduce accidents and limit injuries caused by accidents. (1, 2, 3) In order to validate these types of detection systems, it is necessary to perform real world tests. In the case of pedestrian detection systems, this is very difficult in the field for safety reasons. Instead, simulated tests are more desirable. This paper describes work to understand the effectiveness of using virtual pedestrians as surrogates for real world pedestrian detection.