Fast Track: Allowing Bikes and Pedestrians to Participate in a Smart-transportation System

This project is a follow up to the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) project, V2X: Bringing bikes into the mix. The V2X project focuses on giving bike riders the ability to make virtual calls on an actuated-signal. Specifically, we are working toward a phone app used by the rider to communicate with a smart-box attached to a signal controller. The project expects to pilot the V2X software and hardware on a busy signal near the University of Oregon (UofO) campus during summer and fall of 2017. The new project, Fast Track, extends V2X in 3 ways: (1) it proposes to mount a smart-box on each of a series of signals that form a bike corridor and allow them to coordinate their actions, (2) it proposes to support greenwave phenomena by using new information being made available in real-time on the state of all signals in the network, and (3) it proposes to add pedestrians into the mix, allowing them to also make virtual calls on a crossing. We retain the goal of making the technology we deploy affordable by both large and small city transportation agencies. In particular, we propose to use the existing ports on standard controllers (e.g., McCain 170 and 2070 controllers) directly – no new hardware will be required in the cabinet. The project will develop the hardware and software to evaluate the 3 new goals.


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    NITC 1160

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    University of Oregon

    1275 University of Oregon
    Eugene, Oregon  United States  97403-1275
  • Managing Organizations:

    TREC at Portland State University

    1900 SW Fourth Ave, Suite 175
    P.O. Box 751
    Portland, Oregon  United States  97201
  • Project Managers:

    Hagedorn, Hau

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Oregon

    Computer and Information Science, 120 Deschutes Hall
    Portland, Oregon  United States  97403-1202
  • Principal Investigators:

    Fickas, Stephen

    Schlossberg, Marc

  • Start Date: 20170701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20181231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01641380
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Institute for Transportation and Communities
  • Contract Numbers: NITC 1160
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 20 2017 5:50PM