The Run-Off-Road Collision Avoidance Using IVHS Countermeasures program is a four year program sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The prime contractor for this effort is Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). The primary goal of the program is to develop practical performance specifications for roadway departure collision avoidance systems. The program is divided into three phases. Phase I was recently completed, and involved analyzing the roadway departure crash population, identifying opportunities for intervention, testing existing systems for preventing roadway departure crashes, and developing mathematical models of potential countermeasure systems and using these models to develop preliminary performance specifications. Phase II consists of two primary activities: reviewing state-of-the-art sensing, processing and driver interface technologies for their applicability to run-off-road collision prevention, and designing an advanced testbed vehicle for evaluating alternative countermeasures. Phase III will involve constructing the testbed, conducting and documenting tests of alternative countermeasure systems, and developing and publishing technology independent performance specifications for roadway departure collision avoidance systems based on test results. This paper provides information on run-off-road problem characterization, countermeasure functional goals, tests of existing technology, mathematical modeling, and preliminary performance specifications.


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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 43-51

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  • Accession Number: 00728348
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1996 12:00AM