Automated and Connected Vehicle (AV/CV) Test Bed to Improve Transit, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Safety, Phase III

Crashes involving transit vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians are a concern in Texas, especially in urban areas. In research project 0-6875 (hereafter referred to as “Phase I”), the research team explored the potential for the use of automated and connected vehicle (AV/CV) technology to reduce or eliminate these crashes. The research team identified concept applications, along with public and private sector partners, and developed a concept of operations plan for designing, testing, piloting, demonstrating, and deploying candidate applications through an AV/CV Test Bed to Improve Transit, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Safety. In research project 0-6875-01 (hereafter referred to as “Phase II”), the research team designed, developed, and pilot tested the Smart Intersection application using a test bed at the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) RELLIS Campus proving ground. The Smart Intersection application included a bus equipped with a dedicated short range communication (DSRC) radio automatically communicating with a smart traffic signal and automatically providing a visual and an audio warning to bicyclists and pedestrians. A prototype Android smartphone app was also designed, developed, and pilot tested as part of the pilot test at the RELLIS Campus. In research project 0-6875-03 (hereafter referred to as “Phase III”), the research team will deploy the Smart Intersection at George Bush Drive and Penberthy Boulevard in College Station, which is adjacent to the Texas A&M University Campus. The deployment will include southbound buses turning left from Penberthy Boulevard onto George Bush Drive automatically communicating with a smart traffic signal and providing visual and audio warnings to pedestrians and bicyclists waiting to cross the intersection. The research team will monitor and evaluate the deployment to assess the technical capabilities of the system and to obtain feedback from pedestrians and bicyclists to the visual and audio warnings.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $586215
  • Contract Numbers:

    0-6875-03

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Project Managers:

    Odell, Wade

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Principal Investigators:

    Turnbull, Katherine

  • Start Date: 20190514
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210531
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: TxDOT Research Library

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01743896
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 0-6875-03
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 24 2020 9:50AM