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PMSS Project Details

 

Project ID:FHWA-PROJ-10-0012
Project Name: Development and Evaluation of Technological Innovations in Transportation for People with Disabilities (Exploratory Advanced Research Program)
Status: Completed
Contact:
Last Name:Yousuf
First Name:Mohammed
Telephone:202-493-3199
E-mail:mohammed.yousuf@dot.gov
Office: Office of Operations Research and Development
Team:Trans Enabling Technologies Team
Roadmap/Focus area(s): Livability
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
Goals:
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.
Test Methodology: EAR
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.
Publication URL(s):
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/advancedresearch/pubs/11041/11041.pdf
Project Findings:Three projects have been awarded as part of this scoping effort.
Keywords: Robotics
Operations
Research
Transportation
Physically Handicapped Persons
Visually Impaired Persons
Accessibility
Navigation
Wayfinding
Artificial Intelligence
Global Positioning System
Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology
Highways
Operations and Traffic Management
Passenger Transportation
Pedestrians and Bicyclists
Research
Public Transportation
Safety and Human Factors
Vehicles and Equipment
Transportation (General)
Terminals and Facilities