|Project Name:||Development and Evaluation of Technological Innovations in Transportation for People with Disabilities (Exploratory Advanced Research Program)|
Office of Operations Research and Development |
|Team:||Trans Enabling Technologies Team|
|Project Description:||Explore and build on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and other technologies to provide a set of new methods and devices that would help a person with vision impairment navigate a path, help a person with mobility impairment cross an intersection or a roundabout, and increase the personal mobility of a person with a cognitive or learning impairment.|
|Start Date:||March 1, 2010|
|End Date:||June 30, 2011|
The key project objectives are to:
(1) Conduct a targeted conveying.
(2) Develop a Statement of Work (SOW) for Exploratory Advanced Research (EAR) broad agency announcement (BAA) solicitation.
(3) Review proposals and submit an evaluation report and recommendation.
|Background Information:||People with disabilities and accessible transportation.|
|Expected Benefits:||The expected benefit is the implementation of new solutions for people with disabilities to increase mobility and travel confidence.|
|Deliverables:||Name: Workshop report and evaluation report.|
Product Type(s): Research report
Description: The deliverable is a report from the targeted conveying activity and a report from the review panel.
|Project Findings:||Three projects have been awarded as part of this scoping effort.|
Physically Handicapped Persons
Visually Impaired Persons
Global Positioning System
Data and Information Technology|
Operations and Traffic Management
Pedestrians and Bicyclists
Safety and Human Factors
Vehicles and Equipment
Terminals and Facilities