Reliability and Meta-analyses of the Effectiveness of Animal Detection Systems in Reducing Vehicle Speed and Collisions with Large Mammals

The current proposal is for the following activities and objectives: (1) More extensive data collection on the reliability and effectiveness of the animal detection system located in Boundary County, Idaho, including under harsh conditions for electronic equipment and relatively dangerous driving conditions (low temperatures, snow and ice). (2) Submit a paper on the reliability of animal detection systems, the effect of environmental conditions (including low temperatures, ice and snow) on system reliability, and suggested minimum norms for system reliability to a peer-reviewed journal. (3) Conduct meta-analyses to investigate the overall effectiveness of animal detection systems in reducing vehicle speed and reducing collisions with large mammals. (4) Submit a paper on the meta-analyses to a peer-reviewed journal. (5) Present the results of the reliability and effectiveness of animal detection systems at an international conference.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $108890
    • Contract Numbers:

      DTRT13-G-UTC49 1503

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates

      University of Alaska Fairbanks
      P.O. Box 755900
      Fairbanks, AK  United States  99775

      Idaho Department of Transportation

      P.O. Box 7129
      3311 W. State Street
      Boise, ID  United States  83707-1129
    • Project Managers:

      Liu, Jenny

    • Performing Organizations:

      Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates

      University of Alaska Fairbanks
      P.O. Box 755900
      Fairbanks, AK  United States  99775

      Montana State University, Bozeman

      College of Engineering
      Bozeman, MT  United States  59717
    • Principal Investigators:

      Huijser, Marcel

    • Start Date: 20150601
    • Expected Completion Date: 20170630
    • Actual Completion Date: 20170917

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01580835
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC49 1503
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Nov 12 2015 7:14PM