Active Projects

Development and Demonstration of Merge Assist System using Connected Vehicle Technology
M. Imran Hayee, University of Minnesota Duluth

DSRC-Based Warning System for Worker Safety
M. Imran Hayee, University of Minnesota Duluth

Implementation of a V2I Highway Safety System and Connected Vehicle Testbed
John Hourdos, University of Minnesota

Selected Completed Projects

Development of Hybrid DSRC-PCMS Information Systems for Snowplow Operations and Work Zones (2013)
M. Imran Hayee
Sponsor: ITS Institute
The future deployment of dedicated short range communication (DSRC) technology requires that DSRC-based applications are integrated with existing traffic management techniques so that non-DSRC-equipped vehicles at the early stage of DSRC deployment can also reap the potential benefits of DSRC technology. This report documents the successful development and field demonstration of a hybrid traffic-information system combining DSRC technology and portable changeable message signs (PCMS) for work zone environment to improve traffic mobility, and thereby, driver safety.

Development and Field Demonstration of DSRC Based V2V-Assisted V2I Traffic Information System for the Work Zone (2012)
M. Imran Hayee
Sponsor: ITS Institute
This report describes the architecture, functionality and the field demonstration results of a newly developed DSRC based V2I work zone traffic information system with V2V assistance. The developed system can automatically acquire important work zone travel information, e.g., the travel time (TT) and the starting location of congestion (SLoC), and relay them back to the drivers approaching the congestion site. Such information can help drivers in making informed decisions on route choice and/or preparing for upcoming congestion.

Development and Field Demonstration of DSRC-Based V2I Traffic Information System for the Work Zone (2010)
M. Imran Hayee
Sponsor: ITS Institute
This report describes the architecture, functionality and the field demonstration of a newly developed dedicated short range communication (DSRC)-based Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) communication system for improving traffic efficiency and safety in the work-zone related congestion buildup on US roadways.

Development of a Low-Cost Interface between Cell Phone and DSRC-Based Vehicle Unit for Efficient Use of IntelliDriveSM Infrastructure (2010)
M. Imran Hayee
Sponsor: ITS Institute
The specific objective of this research project was to design, build and demonstrate a wireless communication interface device that can act as a traffic-safety-information transportation agent between the DSRC vehicle radio unit and a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone inside a vehicle. By having this interface device along with the DSRC radio unit in a vehicle as a separate entity or integrated with a DSRC unit, any driver will be able to receive the valuable traffic safety messages on a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone. The prototype was demonstrated successfully in multiple road and traffic scenarios by transmitting the traffic safety messages to the Bluetooth-enabled cell phone.