Intelligent Sidewalk De-icing and Pre-treatment with Connected Campus Maintenance Vehicles

Develop an automated system for precision application of de-icing chemicals on-campus and urban sidewalks that will reduce excessive chemical application and will result in less environmental impact, reduced infrastructure aging, and cost savings. The development platform will be a small electric vehicle to provide students the opportunity to have a hands-on development environment that can be safely used on campus without extensive coordination necessary for large commercial vehicles.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $150,000 (CCAT: $75,000; JTRP cost-share: $75,000)
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Department of Transportation

      Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Center for Connected and Automated Transportation

      University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
      Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109
    • Project Managers:

      Tucker-Thomas, Dawn

    • Performing Organizations:

      Purdue University, Lyles School of Civil Engineering

      550 Stadium Mall Drive
      West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907
    • Principal Investigators:

      Bullock, Darcy

    • Start Date: 20200102
    • Expected Completion Date: 20220930
    • Actual Completion Date: 20231222
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
    • Subprogram: Research

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01742717
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Connected and Automated Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747105
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Jun 18 2020 12:05PM