Personal mobility vehicles (PMVs) as new individual transportation vehicles have been proposed around the world. It is important to ensure the safe operation of a PMV, especially when a PMV shares the space with a pedestrian. In this paper, in order to evaluate the influence of the size of a PMV on pedestrians, we measured the personal space of the pedestrians who walked against the PMV user. From the experimental results, it was shown that the width of the PMV and height of the step of the PMV significantly affected the personal space of pedestrians. Especially when the width and height becomes larger, the front personal space of the pedestrians expanded. In the simulation introducing the idea of personal space, the affinity between the PMV and pedestrians was quantitatively analyzed. It was found that the size of PMV affects to the affinity toward pedestrians.
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Influence of the Size of a Personal Mobility Vehicle on the Affinity With a Pedestrian
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Nakagawa, C, Imamura, K, Shintani, A, & Ito, T. "Influence of the Size of a Personal Mobility Vehicle on the Affinity With a Pedestrian." Proceedings of the ASME 2012 5th Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference joint with the JSME 2012 11th Motion and Vibration Conference. Volume 1: Adaptive Control; Advanced Vehicle Propulsion Systems; Aerospace Systems; Autonomous Systems; Battery Modeling; Biochemical Systems; Control Over Networks; Control Systems Design; Cooperative and Decentralized Control; Dynamic System Modeling; Dynamical Modeling and Diagnostics in Biomedical Systems; Dynamics and Control in Medicine and Biology; Estimation and Fault Detection; Estimation and Fault Detection for Vehicle Applications; Fluid Power Systems; Human Assistive Systems and Wearable Robots; Human-in-the-Loop Systems; Intelligent Transportation Systems; Learning Control. Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. October 17–19, 2012. pp. 795-802. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/DSCC2012-MOVIC2012-8578
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