Evaluating the Benefits of Implementing Mobile Road Weather Information Sensors (Phase II)

Several state departments of transportation have integrated Mobile Road Weather Information Sensors (RWIS) to supplement fixed road weather information sensors (RWIS) sites. A recently completed ICT-IDOT research project (R27-SP47) focused on (a) evaluating the effectiveness of commercially available mobile RWIS, and (b) gathering and analyzing the experiences of other state DOTs in collecting real-time winter roadway conditions using mobile RWIS and MDSS. The findings of this recently completed research project confirmed the need for a pilot study that focus on evaluating the implementation of mobile RWIS and MDSS in order to determine their effectiveness, implementation requirements, software/technology needs, operational challenges, and life-cycle costs.


    • English


    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $630000
    • Contract Numbers:


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      Bureau of Materials and Physical Research
      126 East Ash Street
      Springfield, IL  United States  62704-4766
    • Managing Organizations:

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

      Illinois Center for Transportation
      1611 Titan Drive
      Rantoul, IL  United States  61866
    • Principal Investigators:

      El-Rayes, Khaled

      Ignacio, Ernest-John

    • Start Date: 20220701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20250630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

    Subject/Index Terms

    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01850662
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-249
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jun 29 2022 4:41PM