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User-Centered Smart Traffic Sign Development Study

Status:  Active
Project Start Date:  04/30/2021


Improve safety for flaggers and spotters at work zones. This research will develop and validate a smart portable traffic (stop/slow) sign that can electronically monitor the danger of potential intrusions into a work zone and provide automatic alerts to the driver and workers. The smart sign warning system will be tested in HumanFIRST immersive simulator with driver performance testing. Also usability testing of system mockups and early prototypes with county (state) maintenance workers at truck stations would be completed before in-field (on the road) evaluations.

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