Snowplow Driver Assist System Implementation Plan

The University of Minnesota has developed a snowplow driver assist system that provides real-time visual and audio feedback to snowplow operators to ensure safe and efficient snow removal operations. The system uses high accuracy digital maps and a real-time kinematic (RTK) Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver to provide lane guidance and a radar to detect forward obstacles. This system has been deployed in all 8 MnDOT districts as well as Dakota County. Operator feedback has been positive showing that the system is successful in providing useful support to drivers. This project focuses on the transition of this work from a research focus to a production focus seeking to prepare for a sustainable and scalable long-term, wide-scale deployment.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $446,173.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      1036342 WO#77

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Minnesota Department of Transportation

      395 John Ireland Boulevard
      St Paul, MN  United States  55155
    • Principal Investigators:

      Davis, Brian

    • Start Date: 20221229
    • Expected Completion Date: 20251231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01869589
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Minnesota Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 1036342 WO#77
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2023 3:42PM