Sensor Networks for Vulnerable Road User Safety

In the evolving landscape of urban transportation, ensuring the safety of Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs) - pedestrians, bicyclists, and construction workers - has become imperative. Current approaches like Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Co-operative Collision Avoidance Systems (CCAS) offer partial solutions but have limitations, such as reliance on direct participation from VRUs or being constrained by visibility and weather conditions. This project aims to address these challenges by developing a comprehensive, low-cost VRU safety system, integrating passive detection, sensor fusion, and advanced communication and security technologies.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $300000
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    • 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:

      University of Massachusetts, Amherst

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      130 Natural Resources Road
      Amherst, MA  United States  01003
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of New Hampshire, Durham

      Department of Civil Engineering
      Durham, NH  United States  03824
    • Principal Investigators:

      Kirsch, Nicholas

    • Start Date: 20240101
    • Expected Completion Date: 20241231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
    • Subprogram: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01901314
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: New England University Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3552348301
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Dec 4 2023 2:12PM