Infrastructure Safety Support System for Smart Cities with Autonomous Vehicles

Driverless vehicles must be self-aware to make learned and ethical decisions to avoid crashes in multimodal and diverse settings. This proposed effort will develop an Infrastructure Safety Support System by embedding vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) enabled sensor networks into the transportation infrastructure to provide autonomous vehicles and human drivers with inputs to improve their decision making when obvious decisions may not possible. In addition to the four research objectives of this project, the team will use the results from this development to enhance curricula that would engage and mentor students in the practice of developing safe smart cities. This project will involve three graduate students and several undergraduate students. The trainings through this project will prepare students for potential careers in smart city developments.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $564900
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    Department of Transportation
    1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108
  • Project Managers:

    Tolliver, Denver

  • Performing Organizations:

    Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute

    1320 Albrecht Blvd.
    Fargo, ND  United States  58102
  • Principal Investigators:

    Huang, Ying

    Lu, Pan

    Bridgelall, Raj

  • Start Date: 20171120
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220731
  • Actual Completion Date: 20220112
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-547

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01653313
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747108
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Dec 8 2017 2:53PM