Type of Submission

Podium Presentation

Campus Venue

Dixon Ministry Center, Room 162


Cedarville, OH

Start Date

4-10-2013 2:40 PM

End Date

4-10-2013 3:00 PM



Passenger safety is critical in the design of modern cars. Safety features such as airbags usually deploy throughout the whole car. However, airbags deploying where seats are empty can cause unnecessary mess and obstructions for emergency crews. Therefore, it would be helpful if the cars had a way of sensing which seats are occupied. In lieu of having sensors in each seat, an image-processing based system can be implemented. With a camera imbedded into the rearview mirror of the car, the smart response system can scan the car once all the doors are closed and locate the number and location of passengers in the car. The sense and count portion of this system is an image-processing program written in MatLab. A wide-spread implementation of this technology would result in safer emergency response systems in cars. Cars would no longer have to mass deploy safety mechanisms but could deploy them in a targeted manner to avoid unnecessary deployment of safety features.

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Apr 10th, 2:40 PM Apr 10th, 3:00 PM

Using Image Processing to Enhance Vehicle Safety

Cedarville, OH


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