Location Aware Networks Optimizing Use of Transit

This project will provide blind riders of public transportation the ability to detect their approaching bus, and while on the bus, the ability to detect their approaching stop. The system is designed to relay location information to blind travelers of the public transit agency. The team will develop the system and test the method to advance it to a prototype for implementation and potential commercialization. The testing will take place on bus routes at Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART). Detailed information on the interaction of blind and visually impaired (BVIs) riders with elements of the public transit system will be provided to the operator.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $100000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-04, IDEA 85

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Transit Administration

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

    Gause, Jo

  • Principal Investigators:

    Glazer, Yaiv

  • Start Date: 20170113
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 41487

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01628076
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-04, IDEA 85
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 4 2017 1:00AM