Data collection with "UYANIK": too much pain; but gains are coming
Abut, Hüseyin and Erdoğan, Hakan and Erçil, Aytül and Çürüklü, Baran and Koman, Hakkı Can and Tas, Fatih and Argunşah, Ali Özgür and Akan, Batu and Karabalkan, Harun and Çökelek, Emrecan and Fıçıcı, Osman Rahmi and Sezer, Volkan and Danıs, Serhan and Kara
Biennial on DSP for in-Vehicle and Mobile Systems
In this paper, we present data collection activities and preliminary research findings from the real-world database collected with “UYANIK,” a passenger car instrumented with various sensors, CAN-Bus data logger, cameras, microphones, data acquisitions systems, computers, and support systems. Within the shared frameworks of Drive-Safe Consortium (Turkey) and the NEDO (Japan) International Collaborative Research on Driving Behavior Signal Processing, close to 9 Terabytes of driver behavior, vehicular, and road data has been collected from more than 50 drivers on a 25 km route consisting of both city roads and highway in Istanbul, Turkey. Challenge of collecting data in a metropolis with around 12 million people, famous with extremely limited infrastructure yet driving behavior defying all rules and regulations bordering madness could not be “PAINLESS.” Both the experience gained and the preliminary results from still on-going studies using the database are very encouraging and give comfort.