Application of Augmented Reality and Tangible Interfaces to Minimize Work zone Effects on Mobility through Participatory Planning

This research uses augmented reality and virtual reality to provide real-time simulations of traffic flow through a work zone. Particularly, a tangible interface will be provided to enable stakeholders to physically interact with various work zone elements to view their effect on commuters in real-time. A review of the state of art and practice on the specification and standards for the design of highway work-zones will be performed to identify the key decision points. The Unity™ game engine will be utilized to create a reconfigurable highway work zone incorporating above decision alternatives and through which the flow of traffic will be simulated. The Vuforia™ augmented reality platform will then be used to enable users to create tangible markers to physically manipulate the work zone elements, resulting in changes that are immediately displayed in the ongoing traffic simulation. Finally the entire simulation will be set up on an AR sandbox interface that utilizes a camera and projector to enable decision-makers to physically affect the simulation by reconfiguring the work zone. It is expected this research will result in a novel interface to study and design work zones that enables rapid prototyping and simulation of different work zone configurations.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $70000
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747110

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium

    University of Washington
    More Hall Room 112
    Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    Oregon State University, Corvallis

    Department of Civil Engineering
    202 Apperson Hall
    Corvallis, OR  United States  97331-2302
  • Project Managers:

    Louis, Joseph

  • Performing Organizations:

    Oregon State University, Corvallis

    Department of Civil Engineering
    202 Apperson Hall
    Corvallis, OR  United States  97331-2302
  • Principal Investigators:

    Louis, Joseph

  • Start Date: 20180816
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200815
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01701494
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747110
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 5 2019 3:50PM