Retrofit Safety Devices for Cooperative Commercial Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is conducting a Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot that will include upwards of 3,000 devices of various form factors and from multiple vendors that are capable of being installed in a vehicle and transmitting safety-related messages via Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC). A Retrofit Safety Device (RSD) and a Data Acquisition System (DAS) have been developed for use in commercial vehicles during the Safety Pilot. The RSD kit includes at a minimum a DSRC radio, a connection to the vehicle data bus, and a driver interface that utilizes Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communication to facilitate multiple safety applications including Emergency Electronic Brake Lights, Forward Collision Warning, and Curve Speed Warning. This paper will highlight the technical approach involved in creating the RSD kits and will document the lessons learned and the next steps in enhancing vehicle safety via the use of retrofit devices.

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    • Abstract used with permission of ITS Japan. Paper No. 1025.
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    ITS Japan

    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Sturgeon, Purser K
    • Dellenback, Steven W
    • Parish, Darin
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  • Publication Date: 2013


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 11p
  • Monograph Title: 20th ITS World Congress, Tokyo 2013. Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01538522
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9784990493981
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 2014 2:05PM