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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-10-0012
Project Name:   Development and Evaluation of Technological Innovations in Transportation for People with Disabilities (Exploratory Advanced Research Program)
Project Status:   Completed
Start Date:  March 1, 2010
End Date:  June 30, 2011
Contact Information
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 [HRDO-10]
Program:   Exploratory Advanced Research
Project detail
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.
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.
More Information URL(s):  
  1. http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/advancedresearch/pubs/11041/11041.pdf
Product Type:   Research report
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.
Project Findings:   Three projects have been awarded as part of this scoping effort.
FHWA Topics:   Research/Technologies--FHWA Research and Technology
TRT Terms:   Robotics
Physically Handicapped Persons
Visually Impaired Persons
Artificial Intelligence
Global Positioning System
FHWA Disciplines:   Design
Civil Rights
Subject Areas:   Data and Information Technology
Operations and Traffic Management
Passenger Transportation
Pedestrians and Bicyclists
Public Transportation
Safety and Human Factors
Vehicles and Equipment
Transportation (General)
Terminals and Facilities


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