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Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) Based Road-Condition Warning System for Highway Collision Prevention.htm
VEHICLE INFRASTRUCTURE INTEGRATION (VII) BASED ROAD-CONDITION WARNING SYSTEM FOR HIGHWAY COLLISION PREVENTION (CONTINUATION OF 473700-00056)

Principal Investigator:  Dr. Yi Qi

Sponsoring Agency:   Southwest Region University Transportation Center, SWUTC

PeriodSeptember 1, 2007 ~ August 31, 2008

Research Abstract:

As a major ITS initiative, the Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) program is to revolutionize transportation by creating an enabling communication infrastructure that will open up a wide range of safety applications. 

The road-condition warning system is a unique application of VII technology, which is to provide drivers with real-time information about unexpected roadway conditions ahead, such as accidents, speed reduction zones, hazardous weather conditions, etc. Currently, this application is still in the conceptual development stages.   The safety effectiveness of the VII-based warning system need to be investigated under various driving conditions. The possible influencing factors on the  performance of the VII based warning system include the type of  warning information, warning signal design, driver acceptance level, the percentage of vehicles that have VII communication capability and so on.

This project is to investigate the application of the VII technology for highway crash prevention by providing real time roadway condition information and to estimate its benefits on highway safety under various roadway geometric and traffic conditions.

Research Information

For further information about the research, please contact Dr. YI Qi by telephone at (713) 313-6809 or by e-mail at qiy@tsu.edu.

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Department of Transportation Studies
TB 125, College of Science & Technology, Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne Avenue, Houston, Texas 77004-9986 USA
Phone (713) 313-1841 or (713) 313-6809 
 Fax (713) 313-1856  

Contact:
Dr. Yi Qi, Interim Chair
Ms. Paula Eakins, Administrative Assistant

 

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