Smart Construction Work-Zone Safety with ADAS and Passive Road Sensing

This project addresses the safety of workers and drivers in construction work zones (CWZ) by providing feedback to drivers on their speed and upcoming maneuvers (e.g., merge or entrance/exit ramps). The primary objective is to optimize the vehicle sensing system and electromagnetic material (EM) configuration for application in smart construction work zones. This new project builds on some exploratory research completed in a previous project at the feasibility of passive road sensing applications in CWZ. The initial laboratory testing of utilizing EM signatures from passive sensing strips to improve driver awareness and response through in-vehicle warning systems showed promise for CWZ enhancements. The proposed research seeks to expand the testing and development of passive sensing technology outside the lab settings with 3D magnetometers and programmable electromagnetic materials. The proposed experiments will evaluate the V2I system performance on a moving vehicle (cart) equipped with 3D magnetometers and programmable EM materials embedded on the road. Through these advancements, this project contributes to the broader "Vision Zero" initiative for safer roadways, with the goal of significantly enhancing driver awareness and response within construction work zones.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $145430
  • Contract Numbers:


  • 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 Michigan Transportation Research Institute

    2901 Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, Michigan  United States  48109
  • Project Managers:

    Stearns, Amy

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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

    Roesler, Jeffery

  • Start Date: 20230601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01906154
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Connected and Automated Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3552348305
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jan 28 2024 12:27PM