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Smart Arrow Board Evaluation Supporting Iowa DOTs QPL

Project Details
STATUS

In-Progress

PROJECT NUMBER

17-643, 21-761

START DATE

07/01/20

END DATE

06/30/22

SPONSORS

Iowa Department of Transportation

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Neal Hawkins

Associate Director, InTrans

Co-Principal Investigator
Skylar Knickerbocker

Research Engineer, REACTOR

Co-Principal Investigator
Anuj Sharma

Research Scientist and Leader, REACTOR

Co-Principal Investigator
Christopher Day

Affiliate Researcher, CTRE

Co-Principal Investigator
Jing Dong

Transportation Engineer, CTRE

Co-Principal Investigator
Zachary Hans

Director, CWIMS

About the research

This project is part of the main Iowa Department of Transportation-sponsored project, “Iowa DOT Operations Division Cooperative Autonomous Transportation (CAT) Research Support.”

This project provides funding for CTRE support to the Iowa DOT Operations Division specific to Cooperative Automated Transportation (CAT) research, applications, data analytics, demonstrations, and discovery. This work is focused to support Iowa DOTs vision of delivering a safe, reliable, and efficient transportation system by developing a supportive digitally connected driving environment.

For this task, CTRE developed a testing procedure to be included in the material specification portion of the updated DOT arrow board specification. This includes developing a form where manufacturers identify device details for the evaluation. CTRE is currently evaluating manufacturer’s smart arrow boards and provides a report to the Iowa DOT for each evaluation.

FY21 activities are anticipated to include additional field testing of manufacturer’s devices along with some random field checks to ensure compliance. The DOT staff lead is Willy Sorenson with support from Dan Sprengeler and Adam Shell.

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