Investigation of Key Safety Measures for Pre- and Post-Deployment of Connected and Automated Vehicles

This project will focus on understanding how safety-related metrics will likely change after the deployment of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs). As part of this project, first the research team will investigate the capabilities of the CAVs that are currently developed to date. Next, the team will identify which safety metrics and associated performance measures, will be impacted by the deployment of new technologies, such as number of voluntary or mandatory take overs, crash frequency, etc. Next, the team will investigate the operational domains and scenarios that these measures will be impacted and determine the magnitude of expected impact. The team will also estimate the expected thresholds of the safety performance metrics. For example, the time to collision (TTC) threshold may be significantly lower for CAV/human-driven vehicles than for pairs of human-driven vehicles. The findings of this study will be important for state DOT or local agencies to evaluate the safety performance of their highway systems.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $326243
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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:

      Mid-America Transportation Center

      University of Nebraska-Lincoln
      2200 Vine Street, PO Box 830851
      Lincoln, NE  United States  68583-0851
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kansas, Lawrence

      1530 West 15th Street
      Lawrence, KS  United States  66045
    • Principal Investigators:

      Kondyli, Alexandra

      Schrock, Steven D.

    • Start Date: 20230601
    • Expected Completion Date: 20240731
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01908385
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mid-America Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3552348307
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Feb 19 2024 4:23PM