Enhanced Night Visibility

About half of all fatalities, including pedestrians, occur at night even though only 25 percent of the travel is at night. The use of and UV-A and fluorescent materials offers a significant potential in reducing both pedestrian and motor vehicle accidents. The application of this technology impacts the highway infrastructure, and also motor vehicle and headlamp manufcaturers. Successful implementation will require highway agencies and manufacturers to work together to examine and solve technical problems and issues before implementation can be expected. The issues include; health and environmental questions, DOT installations and maintenance costs, and feasibility of increased efficiency in designing and manufacturing UV-A headlamps.


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    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Andersen, Carl

    • Performing Organizations:

      Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

      Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering
      Blacksburg, VA  United States  24061
    • Start Date: 20000301
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20050621
    • Source Data: RiP Project 2333

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459650
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:08PM