Cross Town Improvement Program (C-TIP) -Wireless Drayage Updating (WDU)

In the wireless drayage updating (WDU) project, each participating truck will have a truck-mounted driver interface device (T-MDID) which will be linked wirelessly to the cross town improvement program (C-TIP) system. The T-MDID will be the primary link for truck drivers to participate in the C-TIP pilot demonstration. Through the T-MDID, drivers will send location and trip status information and receive trip assignments and traffic information. The T-MDID will be able to send, receive, and enter data. The devices will be wireless, global positioning system (GPS) enabled, and will have a viewing screen and interface capability for the motor carrier driver's use. Safety requirements for in-cab use will include: 1) the device will not allow the driver to interface while the vehicle is moving, 2) the device will not be mounted in a location that obstructs the driver's view outside the vehicle, and 3) the device will be mounted in a location within easy reach and not where it hinders or prevents any other aspects of vehicle operation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Improve Safety of CMVs


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC    20590
  • Project Managers:

    Mueller, Jon

  • Performing Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Principal Investigators:

    Butler, Randy

  • Start Date: 20080814
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110421
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30671

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01467646
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:36PM