Developing and Testing a LED System to Improve Pedestrian Safety in Nevada

The objective of this study is to develop and test a lighting system at pedestrian crossings that can provide varying amounts of lighting in a region based on factors such as vehicle speed and pedestrian location at a minimal cost. This system can save energy because additional lighting will be provided depending upon vehicle speeds and environment. The enhanced lighting will alert vehicles in both directions to yield and stop. In addition, this system has the flexibility to configure to different system requirements. For example, the light emitting diode (LED) can be programmed to be flashing, which would enhance alerting to drivers at night. A button can be added to the system so that pedestrians who are used to using buttons can use the system in their ways.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $119400.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Center

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    4505 Maryland Parkway, MS 4007
    Las Vegas, NV  United States  89154
  • Principal Investigators:

    Teng, Hualiang (Harry)

  • Start Date: 20140901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160830
  • Actual Completion Date: 20181031
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37418

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01541867
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Transportation Education and Research (CATER)
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT-13-G-UTC55
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Oct 28 2014 1:00AM