Infrastructure and Policy Needs for Personal Electric Mobility Devices in the Connected Vehicle World

Description: The research team will conduct a comprehensive search of the literature of current PEMDs in the market, how PEMDs operate in different countries and rules governing their operation. The findings from the literature review are crucial in revealing the safety hazards and operation benefits associated with PEMDs use and effective countermeasures for safe inclusion of PEMDs into the existing infrastructure. Further, the research will document the safety incidences in the past 10 years by utilizing the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS). The research team plans to conduct two field experiments, one under traditional (current) operating conditions and two, under non-traditional, the connected environment. The field experiments will identify any potential conflicts between PEMDs users and the general travelling public. They will also help us learn how the PEMDs interact with pedestrians in the various pedestrian areas, how safe the PEMDs are in urban areas; the effects of the operating environment including crossing intersections, various lighting conditions (day/night), various weather conditions (wind, rain, cold), on the use of PEMDs. Intellectual Merit: This research will document the different types of personal electric mobility devices (PEMDs) currently used by the public on public transportation systems. Broader Impacts: The research findings will help transport planners and public officials to decide how to manage non-motorized facilities (walkways, sidewalks, paths and trails) to maximize PEMDs benefits while minimizing any negative effects. Further, the research results will shed light into infrastructure needs as we evolve into the connected transportation environment.

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $41665
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747117

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility

    Clemson University
    Clemson, SC  United States  29634

    South Carolina State University

    300 College Street NE
    Orangeburg, South Carolina  United States  29117

    Clemson University

    110 Lowry Hall
    Box 340911
    Clemson, SC  United States  29634-0911
  • Managing Organizations:

    South Carolina State University

    300 College Street NE
    Orangeburg, South Carolina  United States  29117
  • Project Managers:

    Mwakalonge, Judith

  • Performing Organizations:

    South Carolina State University

    300 College Street NE
    Orangeburg, South Carolina  United States  29117

    Clemson University

    110 Lowry Hall
    Box 340911
    Clemson, SC  United States  29634-0911
  • Principal Investigators:

    Mwakalonge, Judith

    Chowdhury, Mashrur

  • Start Date: 20171001
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190430
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01689032
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747117
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 18 2018 12:30PM