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Title: IVI Intersection Collision Avoidance
Contact: Michael D. Fontaine
Associate Director for Safety, Operations, and Traffic Engineering
Project No.: 63649
Target Date: 04/12/2006
Abstract: Purpose and Main Objectives: This project is one of three developed by the IVI consortium to delineate the intersection crash problem and develop countermeasures. The project will focus on near-term solutions specifically aimed at straight crossing-path crashes for signalized and unsignalized intersections. Infrastructure-only and infrastructure-cooperative systems will be considered. Virginia's effort will have the following features A focus on relatively low-cost technology that could be field-tested in the near term. A primary focus on systems to warn the "violating" driver. Testing designed to provide as much general information to the consortium as possible including all aspects of driver crash avoidance behavior, algorithm design, and driver-vehicle interface design. Virginia will provide support for subsystem validation to the consortium partners. Expected Benefits: Identifying and implementing effective countermeasures for the predominant crash types could significantly reduce the deaths and injuries that result from these crashes. In addition, the traffic disruptions and secondary incidents that often occur as a result of the crash could be eliminated.

     V. Neale
     Catherine C. McGhee