Sensing phone use of motorcycle drivers

Jyh-Cheng Chen, Chun Feng Wu, Wei Ho Chung, Ping Fan Ho

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Abstract

Due to safety reasons, using mobile phones while driving is prohibited in many countries. Research has also shown that motorcycle riders are 20 times more likely to be killed in a crash than vehicle occupants. Therefore, it is more critical to restrict the use of mobile phones of motorcycle drivers than car drivers. There are some studies that focus on how to distinguish phone use between a driver and other passengers in a car. The techniques used for cars, however, are not always applicable to motorcycles. In this paper, we propose a way to detect phone use of motorcycle drivers. By using two low-cost Bluetooth emitters, mobile phones of the driver and the passenger can measure the signal strengths and decide their locations. We have conducted extensive experiments with various smartphones. The results show that on average we can achieve 96% accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages4556-4561
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479935116
DOIs
StatePublished - 9 Feb 2014
Event2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014 - Austin, United States
Duration: 8 Dec 201412 Dec 2014

Publication series

Name2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014

Conference

Conference2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period8/12/1412/12/14

Keywords

  • Bluetooth
  • Driving safety
  • location classification
  • motorcycle
  • scooter
  • sensing driver phone
  • smart-phone

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    Chen, J-C., Wu, C. F., Chung, W. H., & Ho, P. F. (2014). Sensing phone use of motorcycle drivers. In 2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014 (pp. 4556-4561). [7037526] (2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOM.2014.7037526