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Technology and safety on urban roadways

Edward Donald McCormack

Technology and safety on urban roadways

the role of ITS in WSDOT

by Edward Donald McCormack

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Published by Washington State Dept. of Transportation, Available through the National Technical Information Service in [Olympia, Wash.], [Springfield, VA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Traffic safety -- Washington (State),
  • Roads -- Washington (State) -- Safety measures,
  • Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems -- Washington (State)

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesTechnology and safety on urban roadways :, Role of ITS for WSDOT., Role of intelligent transportation systems in the Washington State Department of Transportation., ITS for safety on urban roadways.
    Statementby Edward D. McCormack, Bill Legg.
    ContributionsLegg, Bill., Washington (State). Dept. of Transportation. Research Office., Washington State Transportation Center., Washington State University. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 40 p. :
    Number of Pages40
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17599170M
    OCLC/WorldCa43920638

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Technology and Safety on Urban Roadways: The Role of ITS in WSDOT; Abstract: This report examines the relationship between Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and safety from an urban perspective.

Existing urban ITS systems are either system-level or site-level applications. Other ITS safety applications, while promising, still need to be fully documented and are best used as demonstration applications. Most of these applications involve sensor technology used to warn drivers about road and roadside hazards at specific sites.

The greatest safety benefit from ITS may come from in-vehicle collision warning systems. How Technology Can Pave The Future Of Our Roadways. "Existing safety materials on roadways today in the form of lane markings and traffic signs Author: Jennifer Kite-Powell. ITS for Safety on Urban Roadways Technology and Safety on Urban Roadways: The Role of ITS for WSDOT by Edward D.

McCormack, Ph.D. Bill Legg Senior Research Engineer Assistant ITS Program Manager Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC) University of Washington, Box University District Building NE 45th Street, Suite   In many cases, Smart Highways refers to the Internet of Things or other connected devices.

However, this innovative initiative is based on providing drivers with valuable feedback without requiring additional electronics or onboard systems that can. The fatal crash rate in rural areas is per million vehicle-miles traveled, which is more than times the urban fatal crash rate of However, traffic safety improvement programs with strategies for rural areas may be especially successful in reducing crash frequency and severity.

Urban Arterial: urban arterials with speeds 45 mi/h (70 km/h) or less. Shoulder Width Resources. A Policy on Design Standards Interstate System, AASHTO, A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets, AASHTO, A Guide for Achieving Flexibility in Highway Design, AASHTO, Several factors increase the risk on urban roadways.

Traffic congestion and distraction are at all-time highs, and vehicle encounters with pedestrians in urban areas are driving up urban road risk. But for those concerned with commercial truck safety, the risk for.

This study was carried out by the OECD Working Group on Safety and Technology,and details the impact that new transport technologies can have on road safety based onresearch from around the world.

It provides recommendations to government and industryto ensure that road safety is enhanced and not compromised by the introduction of newtechnologies. Roads and highways - Roads and highways - The modern road: Since the beginning of the 20th century, as the automobile and truck have offered ever higher levels of mobility, vehicle ownership per head of population has increased.

Road needs have been strongly influenced by this popularity and also by the mass movement of people to cities and thence to suburban fringes—a trend that has led to.

Denso Vice President of Wireless Technologies Roger Berg gives a presentation Oct. 27,on new Denso technology, which can be used to move traffic more efficiently and Author: Cortney Roark.

Design Speed. AASHTO defines design speed as follows: Design speed is a selected speed used to determine the various geometric features of the roadway.

The assumed design speed should be a logical one with respect to the topography, anticipated operating speed, the adjacent land use, and the functional classification of the highway. Narrow roadways create more opportunity for an edge-drop encounter.

Drop-offs within the traveled way in construction work zones. Repaved roadways where the unpaved shoulder was not treated leaving a hazardous drop off. Unpaved shoulders that, because of the lack of maintenance, become eroded or rutted.

An earlier study by Sawalha and Sayed [16] included the development of SPFs to estimate the safety performance of urban arterial roadways in the greater Vancouver regional districts. The authors. Roads and highways, traveled way on which people, animals, or wheeled vehicles modern usage the term road describes a rural, lesser traveled way, while the word street denotes an urban y refers to a major rural traveled way; more recently it has been used for a road, in either a rural or urban area, where points of entrance and exit for traffic are limited and controlled.

The technology relies on using radar to scan for the presence of other vehicles, pedestrians, etc. and monitor the distance between these and the vehicle and the speeds they are moving at.

Depending on the type of system in place, if a collision is anticipated, the warning mechanism may inform the driver or automatically take over and brake the. As technology continues to advance, these solutions are becoming more cost-effective so government officials can implement roadway safety measures without having to take on high costs.

Let’s take a look at some of the engineering strategies that roadway construction can use to make travel safer for drivers and pedestrians. The Safety Edge. 4 Ways Technology Can Improve Road Safety. New technologies being developed today promise to save or improve the lives of thousands of the million people who die and the 50 million people who are injured every year on the world’s roads.

Collision avoidance technology systems New concepts If you have a technological concept that could help improve road safety, please send us details via our Application form (PDF, Kb) to have your idea assessed by our Road Safety Technology team.

Design Guide for Low-Speed Multimodal Roadways designing sidewalks within a community is providing a continuous system of safe, accessible pathways for pedestrians on both sides of all streets.

Current AASHTO Policy and Guidance The Green Book (AASHTO a) recognizes the need to provide sidewalks wherever road- side and land. Personal Safety Apart from dangers from the road environment, traffic and other road users, you should be aware of other key safety points: • Appear confident, know where you are going • Plan your journey - where/when your bus/train leaves, or the safest cycle route • Use safer crossing places • Travel where there are other people.Public Safety Recreation and Culture Austin Code Department Austin Convention Center Austin Energy Austin Fire Urban Roadways identified in the City Council Approved Design Standards Policy Document, with recommended amendments made August 4,   But while smartphones and other technology serve as distractions, there’s also reason to be hopeful that new technology could actually make our roadways safer.

For organizations in and around the auto industry, these promising developments, gadgets, and trends are worth watching: 1. Speed-detection cameras.