Performance Analysis of Bicycle-to-Pedestrian Safety Application using Bluetooth Low Energy

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Proceedings of the International Conference on Research in Adaptive and Convergent Systems






The use of bicycles, Segway, Ninebot, and etc. has been rapidly increasing due to the development of personal mobility and technological shift. On the other hand, due to the extensive use of headphones, and smart phones while walking on the road and riding a bicycle, the probability of collisions between pedestrian and bicycle increases. In this regards, it is hard to find a dedicated effort being carried out by the research community. Though Vehicle-to-Pedestrian (V2P) safety applications can be deployed, nevertheless, the Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) protocol consumes a massive amount of energy at the battery operated end user. In this paper, we propose Bicycle-to-Pedestrian (B2P) safety application that can solve the aforementioned issue in more optimized manner. More specifically, we designed and implemented a B2P safety application based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and have analyzed the failure cases of our safety application and grasped the case studies to improve the reliability.