Presenters: USDOT, Carnegie Mellon University
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The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and ITS America will be hosting a webinar which will provide an update from two of the ATTRI projects. This webinar will allow interested stakeholders to learn about some of the progress being made by the ATTRI program, and more specifically, hear directly from Carnegie Mellon University about their safe intersection crossing project.
Participants will hear directly from Carnegie Mellon University about the successes and challenges of its safe intersection crossing project. This is one of six projects awarded contracts by USDOT this year to develop technology prototypes to improve mobility options for all travelers, particularly those with disabilities. This project intends to connect pedestrian travelers with disabilities to the traffic signal systems (and, by extension, nearby connected vehicles and infrastructure), and use this connectivity to develop assistive services for safe intersection crossing and increased dependent mobility.
The Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI) is a joint USDOT initiative co-led by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office (JPO), and other Federal partners.
For people with disabilities, including older adults and injured veterans, inadequate mobility and transportation can be a barrier to obtaining employment, commuting to appointments, shopping for groceries, or attending social events that many take for granted. ATTRI leads efforts to research, develop, and implement transformative solutions, applications, and systems to help all people, particularly those with disabilities, effectively plan and execute their travel, addressing individual mobility needs. ATTRI leverages recent advances in vehicle, infrastructure, and pedestrian-based technologies, as well as accessible data, mobile computing, robotics, artificial intelligence, object detection, and navigation.
This webinar is sponsored by the USDOT ITS JPO. It is free and open to the public.
For more information on ITS JPO and current sponsored programs, please visit: http://www.its.dot.gov