Intelligent Vehicle Initiative (37 unique lessons found)

The project team of an Automated Shuttle Bus piloted in Minnesota learned that the bus required additional infrastructure at MnROAD and snow and ice removal for future operations.
A demonstration project in Minnesota provided a good first step in understanding the impacts of winter climate on automated technology.

AV testing on Boston’s streets revealed five key success factors relevant to other cities looking to pilot AVs as they prepare for the mobility system of the future.
Study offers insight and guidance to help both policy-makers and mobility providers reshape urban mobility systems into new versions that are safer, cleaner and more inclusive.

RSU triangulation techniques and inertial GPS solutions can improve geolocation accuracy for connected vehicles operating in dense urban environments.
New York City CV Pilot considered location correction solutions to address GPS positioning challenges associated with the cities "urban canyons"

Perform early real-world testing of connected vehicle technology with actual infrastructure in place to verify end-to-end system/application performance
U.S. Department of Transportation Free Public Webinar Series on the Connected Vehicle Pilot Sites System Design Process

Integrate stop and caution warning signage into heads-up displays to help older drivers brake sooner for potential hazards.
Older drivers are over-represented in urban crashes, a German study found that in-vehicle driver warning systems could help with this problem.

Include pedestrian collision warnings on in-vehicle heads-up displays to reduce reaction time, maximum deceleration, and, in some cases, stopping distance and braking time.
Study performed with sixteen drivers with actual pedestrians in a parking lot environment evaluated a display showing the word “BRAKE” and a virtual shadow that changes size as the vehicle gets closers to the pedestrian.

Design blind spot warning systems to minimize false alarms.
Promising technologies for commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in North Carolina.

Understand the Impacts on Public Sector Infrastructure due to Connected Vehicle Deployments
A survey of lessons learned through deployment of V2I test beds

Deploy side object detection systems for transit buses that have proven effectiveness in transit operating environments and been accepted by transit operators.
Experiences from the installation of Side Object Detection Systems on transit buses in Ohio, Utah and Washington, D.C.

Evaluate the safety potential of the of Adaptive Driver Assistance (ADA) systems and assess driver behavior associated with these technologies
Dutch researchers evaluated Advanced Driver Assistance (ADA) technologies to improve driver behavior and the safety of vehicles on through-roads and at intersections

Include driver age, time of day, and intersection characteristics in the design of red light violation algorithms and warning systems, and their field operational tests.
Knowledge gained from an analysis of four years of red light violation data gathered from 11 signalized intersections in Sacramento, California

Consider the pros and cons of performance bonds as they may not be appropriate for all types of procurements.
The Riverside Transit Agency experience with the terms and conditions for procuring equipment and software for automatic vehicle location (AVL) and computer-aided dispatch (CAD).

Exercise careful planning in preparation for issuing an RFP to help mitigate cost, schedule, and performance risks.
The Riverside Transit Agency experience with the methods of award and terms and conditions used to procure equipment and software for automatic vehicle location (AVL) and computer-aided dispatch (CAD).

Consider issuing separate awards for specific project components when procuring divergent technologies, equipment, or services.
The Riverside Transit Agency experience with the methods used to procure equipment and software for automatic vehicle location (AVL) and computer-aided dispatch (CAD).

Assure accurate late train arrival forecasts in support of a Connection Protection system.
Experience of the Utah Transit Authority in implementing a Connection Protection program for rail-to-bus passenger transfers in Salt Lake City.

Incorporate real-time bus and train location information in the Connection Protection algorithm.
Experience of the Utah Transit Authority in implementing a Connection Protection program for rail-to-bus passenger transfers in Salt Lake City.

Adjust bus schedules to assure adequate time to accomplish rail-to-bus connections, given the risk of late train arrivals at connecting stations.
Experience of the Utah Transit Authority in implementing a Connection Protection program for rail-to-bus passenger transfers in Salt Lake City.

Ensure that ITS field operations tests use technologies and applications that are proven to be deployment ready.
Experience with a Field Operational Test for the Intelligent Vehicle Initiative in Minnesota

Maximize Field Operational Test (FOT) success by creating a sound experimental design and data acquisition plan.
Experience from a Field Operational Test (FOT) in Michigan to evaluate a Roll Advisor and Control (RA&C) system for commercial vehicles.

Improve demand response transit using ITS technology, including CAD/AVL, with Mobile Data Terminals (MDT), electronic ID cards, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Different paratransit agency experiences with CAD/AVL, Mobile Data Terminals, electronic ID cards and GIS, all to accomplish improved operational goals, is outlined.