Developing a Smart-lighting System for Isolated Rural Intersections: Phase 2

Since the rural intersections are isolated, most of the crashes result in serious injury and fatality due to various factors including lack of efficient incident management system and emergency response system. This proposal is a continuation of a project sponsored by CSET in 2019. In that project, the research team developed a prototype of a smart light system. In this phase 2, the research team will focus on fine-tuning the prototype and making it ready for commercialization. This proposed system is expected to help Alaska reduce the number of crashes and traffic fatalities significantly. This project involves developing a smart-lighting system from essential components, hence fostering a culture of innovation. The project also includes generating a guideline so that agencies in rural Alaska can assemble such a system cost-effectively. It is also expected to reduce the costs of implementation for the interested agencies. Once this system is developed, agencies across the state or the world can utilize the technology for their benefits. Hence it is expected to have a widespread impact.


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    • Status: Proposed
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

      Center for Safety Equity in Transportation

      University of Alaska Fairbanks
      Fairbanks, AK  United States  99775
    • Start Date: 20210701
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01773222
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Safety Equity in Transportation
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: May 26 2021 3:19PM