Demonstrate and Evaluate the Use of DSRC Technology (and Assess the Potential Use of Cell Phone technology) for Travel Time Monitoring and Incident Detection on Kentucky's Interstate Highways

Technologies for incident detection have been deployed on many urban segments of Kentucky's Interstate highways. For most of the state's Interstate highway segments there is no current capability to monitor traffic flow or rapidly detect incidents. One technology with great potential for use in travel time monitoring and incident detection is dedicated short-range communications, or DSRC. Mobile telephones are another technology that shows potential for this application. Recommendations will be developed regarding a large-scale operational deployment. In addition, this study will include an assessment of the current state of research into using mobile phones for traffic monitoring and incident detection. Recommendations will be developed regarding further research and/or testing.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      State Office Building, Clinton and High Streets
      Frankfort, KY  USA  40622
    • Project Managers:

      Byrd, Jamie

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kentucky, Lexington

      Kentucky Transportation Center
      College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
      Lexington, KY  USA  40506-0281
    • Principal Investigators:

      Crabtree, Joe

    • Start Date: 20080701
    • Source Data: RiP Project 19235

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459786
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
    • Contract Numbers: P-09-383
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:12PM