Hazard Detection and Alert System to Prevent Incidents

This project will focus on providing Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) with a reliable system that detects the proximity of backing heavy fleet vehicles or equipment in construction sites to workers or other objects. The system will be capable of alerting workers in close proximity to the backing vehicle along with the vehicles operator. The project is to: (1) conduct a critical review of existing commercial alert systems to prevent work/construction zone crashes, and (2) develop an affordable, easy-to-use, adaptable, prompt, accurate, and reliable hazard detection and alert system that connects heavy fleet vehicles and the work/construction zone crews using advance communication technologies that can overcome the limitations of existing commercial alert systems.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $200,000
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Missouri Department of Transportation

      1617 Missouri Boulevard
      P.O. Box 270
      Jefferson City, MO  United States  65102
    • Project Managers:

      Schulte, Brent

    • Performing Organizations:

      Missouri Center for Transportation Innovation

      Lafferre Hall
      416 S 6th St.
      Columbia, Missouri  United States  65201

      University of Missouri, Kansas City

      Department of Civil Engineering
      5100 Rockhill Road, Flarsheim Hall
      Kansas City, MO  United States  64110
    • Principal Investigators:

      Song, Sejun

      Kevern, John

    • Start Date: 20220228
    • Expected Completion Date: 20240531
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01851123
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Missouri Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: TR202214
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jul 8 2022 4:32PM