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Title:Assessing the Effectiveness of the Wyoming Connected Vehicle Pilot Program: New Traffic Safety Research Perspectives
Principal Investigators:Mohamed M. Ahmed
University:University of Wyoming
Status:Active
Year:2019
Grant #:69A3551747108 (FAST Act)
Project #:MPC-598
RiP #:01702881
Keywords:connected vehicles, dedicated short range communications, evaluation and assessment, microsimulation, performance measurement, pilot studies, traffic safety, trucking safety, truck traffic, weather conditions
 

Abstract

The Wyoming Connected Vehicle (CV) Pilot is developing several applications that utilize Dedicated Short-Range Communication technologies to support a flexible range of services for advisories, roadside alerts, parking notifications, and dynamic travel guidance. The main focus of the CV Pilot Program is to reduce the impact of adverse weather on trucks on Interstate 80 in Wyoming. One of the main tasks in this pilot is to evaluate the performance of the Wyoming CV system. Twenty-one specific performance measures and the target benefits as well as approaches to measure the benefits of the Wyoming CV Pilot were identified by the performance management team. The primary objective of this project is to quantify the safety benefits of the CV pilot using non-traditional approaches. To evaluate the safety benefits of the CV applications, safety performance and microsimulation modeling will be conducted to aid in the evaluation process. Various CV penetration rates and/or CV strategies will be considered when evaluating the system performance.

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