Identifying Potential Workzone Countermeasures Using Connected Vehicle and Driving Data

Work zones present an ongoing safety challenge to the road safety community. Traffic management in a work zone is done through movable, temporary elements, and the novelty and complexity of the situation can challenge even attentive drivers. In the United States, (U.S.) 576 (2%) fatalities occurred in work zones in 2010 (Federal Highway Administration) FHWA 2015. For example, speed management and lane shifts can be challenging and can introduce safety issues in work zones. The advent of vehicle communication affords a new opportunity to develop countermeasures for work zones. Infrastructure can monitor work-zone driving behavior and potentially provide adaptive or even targeted interventions to help drivers manage work-zone driving more appropriately. This proposal seeks to identify workzone countermeasures that might be implemented using Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) and Infrastructure-to-Vehicle (I2V) communication. This work extends current data explorations taking place at University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) to use driving data to understand workzone behavior. While that project focuses on driver behavior from a naturalistic driving study, this one will focus on connect-vehicle data available in UMTRI’s Safety Pilot Model Deployment study. Additional data from the Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment may also be used.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $312500
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Michigan Department of Transportation

    Murray Van Wagoner Building
    425 West Ottawa, P.O. Box 30050
    Lansing, MI  United States  48909

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Misra, Aditi

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

    2901 Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, Michigan  United States  48109
  • Principal Investigators:

    Misra, Aditi

  • Start Date: 20161001
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180420
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01617748
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advancing Transportation Leadership and Safety (ATLAS Center)
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC54
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 28 2016 7:56AM