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Jain, E. Sivaramakrishnan Srinivasan; Brendan John; Pedro Adorno; Srividya Surampudi; Tushar Mahajan; Manish Chopra; Thomas Domas; Marian Ankomah; and Clark Letter
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This study evaluated a smartphone-based application (app) with the capability to alert drivers when they exceed a given speed threshold in an active school zone. An additional component alerted drivers when they approached a cyclist and there was a collision risk. This vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technology, tested in 2019 in Gainesville, FL, relies on intelligent school zone beacons that send signals to the servers connected to a smartphone-based app available to travelers for downloading. If the speed threshold that is set in the app is exceeded by a driver while within the school zone “geo fence”, an alert is triggered. A secondary service provided by this same app sends alerts about bicyclists (irrespective of whether they are in the school zone or not), which works provided that both the driver and the bicyclist have the app open.

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This study evaluated a smartphone-based application (app) with the capability to alert drivers when they exceed a given speed threshold in an active school zone. An additional component alerted drivers when they approached a cyclist and there was a collision risk. This vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technology, tested in 2019 in Gainesville, FL, relies on intelligent school zone beacons that send signals to the servers connected to a smartphone-based app available to travelers for downloading. If the speed threshold that is set in the app is exceeded by a driver while within the school zone “geo fence”, an alert is triggered. A secondary service provided by this same app sends alerts about bicyclists (irrespective of whether they are in the school zone or not), which works provided that both the driver and the bicyclist have the app open.

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Prepared by the University of Florida for Florida DOT
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I-STREET Initiative – Evaluation of Intelligent School Zone Beacon and Vehicle-Cyclist Detection and Warning System
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