FAST DASH Safety Technology Evaluation Project #2: Driver Monitoring

The second FMCSA's Advanced System Testing utilizing a Data Acquisition System on the Highways (FAST DASH) program evaluation involved a controlled test on the Virginia Smart Road and a naturalistic field test with a CMV fleet. The evaluated monitoring technology varied significantly from other OBMS strategies. Using vehicle kinematic and network data, accelerometers, and a global positioning system (GPS), but no video, the OBMS identified unacceptable behavior and provided feedback to the driver, aiming to correct the offending behavior within a given period of time. Examples of such behaviors included speeding (based on the posted speed limit or other preset criteria), driving aggressively (based on kinematic sensors), and lack of seatbelt use (also based on sensors). If the speed or seatbelt violation was corrected within the allowable period (speed reduced or seatbelt fastened), no violation (i.e., infraction identified by the system) was recorded. The system also monitored idling and approximated fuel usage.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $300,000
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTMC7514D00011L-7008

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Mueller, Jonathan

  • Performing Organizations:

    Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

    3500 Transportation Research Plaza
    Blacksburg, Virginia  United States  24061
  • Start Date: 20160302
  • Expected Completion Date: 20150919
  • Actual Completion Date: 20150803

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01592559
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • Contract Numbers: DTMC7514D00011L-7008
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 2 2016 2:54PM