Leader-Follower TMA System

The Missouri Department of Transportation's (MoDOT's) mobile and slow moving operations, such as striping, sweeping, bridge flushing and pothole patching, are critical for efficient and safe operation of the highway transportation system. MoDOT's slow moving operations have been crashed into over 80 times since 2013 resulting in many injuries to MoDOT employees. The objective of this request for proposal (RFP) is to provide a National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) 350 Level 3 compliant Leader-Follower truck mounted attenuator (TMA) System capable of operating a driverless rear advanced warning truck in mobile highway operations as described in Traffic Application TA-35a. The system shall consist of a Lead Truck (LT) and a Rear Advanced Warning Truck called the Follow Truck (FT). The goal is to avoid operator injury by eliminating the need for a human operator in the FT.