Shared Connectivity for Safer Shared Space Facilities: Improving mobility for non-motorized and vulnerable Road-Users

The research team focuses on an important and unique application of MANETs in transportation; shared-space facilities MANETs for Active Mobility. In those facilities, mobility models must account for the connectivity and communication patterns between pedestrians and cyclists. The team proposes a mobility model that takes into consideration the heterogeneity of movement patterns of pedestrians and cyclists. This formalism represents a realistic approach that accounts for road-users reasoning and their rational decision-making process. The team will validate the main properties of the network protocols in a simulation setting that models the tight interactions between road users and their communication devices. The team will implement a proof-of-concept simulator with applications for traffic safety, and the effect of bicycle-pedestrian interactions on the operation of MANETs. This application will be timely as University of Central Florida (UCF) has recently been awarded with Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) an ATCMTD grant from FHWA to test various safety technologies on the UCF campus.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $50000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    University of Iowa, Iowa City

    National Advanced Driving Simulator, 2401 Oakdale Blvd
    Iowa City, IA  United States  52242-5003
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Central Florida, Orlando

    Department of Civil, Environmental & Contruction Engineering
    1280 Pegasus Drive, 442B Engineering II
    Orlando, FL  United States  32816
  • Principal Investigators:

    Zaki, Mohamed

  • Start Date: 20190901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01698999
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Safety Research Using Simulation University Transportation Center (SaferSim)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747131
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Mar 20 2019 9:10AM