Assessing the Effectiveness of the Wyoming Connected Vehicle Pilot Program: New Traffic Safety Research Perspectives

The Wyoming Connected Vehicle (CV) Pilot is developing several applications that utilize Dedicated Short-Range Communication technologies to support a flexible range of services for advisories, roadside alerts, parking notifications, and dynamic travel guidance. The main focus of the CV Pilot Program is to reduce the impact of adverse weather on trucks on Interstate 80 in Wyoming. One of the main tasks in this pilot is to evaluate the performance of the Wyoming CV system. Twenty-one specific performance measures and the target benefits as well as approaches to measure the benefits of the Wyoming CV Pilot were identified by the performance management team. The primary objective of this project is to quantify the safety benefits of the CV pilot using non-traditional approaches. To evaluate the safety benefits of the CV applications, safety performance and microsimulation modeling will be conducted to aid in the evaluation process. Various CV penetration rates and/or CV strategies will be considered when evaluating the system performance.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $183322
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747108

  • 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:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    P.O. Box 6050, Department 2880
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108-6050
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Dept. of Civil and Architectural Engineering

    University of Wyoming
    Laramie, WY  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ahmed, Mohamed

  • Start Date: 20190416
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220731
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-598

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01702881
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747108
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 24 2019 8:41AM