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Development and Evaluation of Technological Innovations in Transportation for People with Disabilities (Exploratory Advanced Research Program)

Project Information

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Project Status: 
Start Date: 
Monday, March 1, 2010
End Date: 
Thursday, June 30, 2011
FHWA Program: 
Exploratory Advanced Research
TRT Terms: 
Robotics; Operations; Research; Transportation; Physically Handicapped Persons; Visually Impaired Persons; Accessibility; Navigation; Wayfinding; Artificial Intelligence; Global Positioning System
FHWA Discipline: 
Design, Civil Rights, Operations, Safety
Subject Area: 
Data and Information Technology, Highways, Operations and Traffic Management, Passenger Transportation, Pedestrians and Bicyclists, Research, Public Transportation, Safety and Human Factors, Vehicles and Equipment, Transportation (General), Terminals and Facilities

Contact Information

First Name: 
Last Name: 
(202) 493-3199
Email Address: 
Transportation Enabling Technologies Team
Office of Operations Research and Development
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Project Details

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.

Project Output: 

 Three projects have been awarded as part of this scoping effort.