Lane closures on multi-lane roads require drivers to transition safely to an open lane before passing the worksite. To reduce worker and driver injury risk, truck-mounted attenuators (TMAs) are often … [Read more...] about Comparison of Three Traffic Management Plans Showing Shadow and Police Vehicle Effects on Driver Behavior at Highway Single Lane Closures
The North Dakota Department of Transportation received a federal grant to use innovative technology to improve work zone safety with an autonomous impact protection vehicle. The pilot project will … [Read more...] about NDDOT Receives Innovation Grant for Autonomous Vehicle
Highway construction zones post a danger to both road workers and road users because of the change of road condition and speed variance. Driverless maintenance is expected to improve traffic safety by … [Read more...] about Feasibility Study of Driverless Maintenance in Highway Construction Zones
Mobile road works on highway hard shoulder lanes are usually protected against on-coming traffic by protective vehicles equipped with a mobile warning trailer. The service staff operating the … [Read more...] about aFAS – How to Get a Driverless Prototype on the Road?
The national Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) does not prohibit the use of a pilot vehicle in conjunction with portable traffic control signals (PTCSs), but it does require that a … [Read more...] about Field Evaluation of Pilot Vehicles and Portable Traffic Control Signals With and Without a Flagger
This article highlights the potential challenges of safely protecting work operations with shadow vehicles on high-speed facilities serving significant numbers of large trucks. It illustrates the … [Read more...] about Shadow Stretching: New Attenuator Research Adjusts to Heavier Traffic