Jing Dong-O'Brienjingdong@iastate.edu email >
Transportation Engineer, CTRE
About the research
This project is part of the main Iowa Department of Transportation-sponsored project, “Iowa DOT Operations Division Cooperative Autonomous Transportation (CAT) Research Support.”
This project provides funding for CTRE support to the Iowa DOT Operations Division specific to Cooperative Automated Transportation (CAT) research, applications, data analytics, demonstrations, and discovery. This work is focused to support Iowa DOTs vision of delivering a safe, reliable, and efficient transportation system by developing a supportive digitally connected driving environment.
For this task, CTRE developed a testing procedure to be included in the material specification portion of the updated DOT arrow board specification. This includes developing a form where manufacturers identify device details for the evaluation. CTRE is currently evaluating manufacturer’s smart arrow boards and provides a report to the Iowa DOT for each evaluation.
FY21 activities are anticipated to include additional field testing of manufacturer’s devices along with some random field checks to ensure compliance. The DOT staff lead is Willy Sorenson with support from Dan Sprengeler and Adam Shell.