R&D of the 3rd Phase of an Autonomous Shadow Vehicle Prototype

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General Information
Study Number: SPR-3(055)
Lead Organization: California Department of Transportation
Solicitation Number: 210
Partners: CA, MN
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Dec 16, 2011
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $0.00
Total Commitments Received:
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Nathan Newell
nathan.newell@dot.ca.gov
Phone: 916-227-8763
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Peter Hatzi
Phone: 202-366-8036
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
California Department of Transportation 1998 $0.00
Minnesota Department of Transportation 1998 $0.00

Objectives

This proposal concerns the safety of drivers of shadow vehicles that follow, at some prescribed distance, Caltrans lead maintenance vehicles. A shadow vehicle is used as a means of providing some protection of Caltrans roadway workers from other vehicles that are traveling on the adjacent roadway. Unfortunately, many shadow vehicle drivers have been critically injured or have lost their lives during freeway maintenance operations. (updated 7/7/01)

Comments

Just finishing completion. Final report is currently under review. Study worked out well. Developed an autonomous vehicle that was able to follow closely behind a lead vehicle at speeds up to 40 MPH. (2/5/02)

Subjects: Maintenance Safety and Human Performance

Documents Attached
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Final Report: June 1999 fnl_rpt_06-99.PDF Final Report Public

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R&D of the 3rd Phase of an Autonomous Shadow Vehicle Prototype

General Information
Study Number: SPR-3(055)
Lead Organization: California Department of Transportation
Solicitation Number: 210
Partners: CA, MN
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Dec 16, 2011
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $0.00
Total Commitments Received:
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Nathan Newell
nathan.newell@dot.ca.gov
Phone: 916-227-8763
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Peter Hatzi
Phone: 202-366-8036
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
California Department of Transportation 1998 $0.00
Minnesota Department of Transportation 1998 $0.00

Study Description

Objectives

This proposal concerns the safety of drivers of shadow vehicles that follow, at some prescribed distance, Caltrans lead maintenance vehicles. A shadow vehicle is used as a means of providing some protection of Caltrans roadway workers from other vehicles that are traveling on the adjacent roadway. Unfortunately, many shadow vehicle drivers have been critically injured or have lost their lives during freeway maintenance operations. (updated 7/7/01)

Comments

Just finishing completion. Final report is currently under review. Study worked out well. Developed an autonomous vehicle that was able to follow closely behind a lead vehicle at speeds up to 40 MPH. (2/5/02)

Subjects: Maintenance Safety and Human Performance

Title File/Link Type Private
Final Report: June 1999 fnl_rpt_06-99.PDF Final Report Public
No document attached.

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