Sensor Integration for Low-Cost Crash Avoidance

<div><font size="3">This project will develop and test a low-cost crash avoidance sensing system for over-the-road class 8 trucks, by testing and integrating several different sensor technologies. </font><font size="3">A good way to improve accident avoidance is through systems capable of detecting objects around the vehicle and detecting accident risk before it occurs (through improved situational awareness) and either warning the driver or preventing dangerous actions. This technology can enable commercial trucks to respond to potential risks and improve the driver's awareness of surrounding vehicles and situations. </font><font size="3">Sensors are needed for such a system. This project will investigate a system that will combine several different low-cost sensors in a system with an integration algorithm to achieve more information than the sum of the parts. This system will be designed to balance weaknesses of one type of sensor with the strengths of others. The investigators will work with a local moving company and an over-the-road class 8 trucking company to test and evaluate the proposed system.</font></div>


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $75000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Safety IDEA Project

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Berlin, Harvey

  • Start Date: 20080318
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 15880

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464678
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Safety IDEA Project
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:47PM