Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Test Bed to Improve Transit, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrians and bicyclists represent a considerable portion of traffic injuries and deaths in the United States (US). In 2012, 4,743 pedestrians died in traffic crashes - a 6-percent increase from the number reported in 2011. In 2012, 726 cyclists were killed and an additional 49,000 were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes. In Texas, one of the most frequent crash types at Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) crossings involves bicyclists and pedestrians. Currently available automated technologies in passenger vehicles can be integrated into transit vehicles to help reduce these crashes by automating human tasks. The Performing Agency (hereafter referred to as the "Research Team") shall design and develop a concept of operations document to operate near-term applications at a transit, bicycle, and pedestrian test bed. The purpose of the test bed is to demonstrate and evaluate automated and connected vehicle (AV/CV) and infrastructure hardware and applications in a controlled environment to improve transit, bicycle, and pedestrian safety. This project will enhance and inform those efforts by focusing on AV/CV applications that address safety for other.


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Project Managers:

    Odell, Wade

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station

    Texas A&M University System
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Principal Investigators:

    Turnball, Katherine

  • Start Date: 20150421
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20160430
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39977

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01569089
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 0-6875
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 1 2015 2:45AM