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SmartCross-Traffic Signal Interface on the Smartphone

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRT5716C10024
Agency Tracking Number: 111FH1008IIB
Amount: $749,023.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 111FH1
Solicitation Number: DTRT5711RSBIR1
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-05-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-07-05
Small Business Information
2005 De La Cruz Blvd., suite 111, Santa Clara, CA, 95050-3030
DUNS: 826394657
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Navin Katta
 Technical Lead
 (408) 833-6369
Business Contact
 Ravi Puvvala
Title: CEO
Phone: (408) 833-6369
Research Institution
On average, a pedestrian is killed every 2 hours and injured every 8 minutes in traffic crashes. 73% of these fatalities occur in urban areas. The SmartCross system aims to reduce the risk of vehicle-pedestrian crashes by providing situational awareness to the pedestrian as well as the vehicle approaching a crosswalk. The system makes use of the proliferation of smartphones to provide audio, visual and haptic feedback to pedestrians and alert/warn them of imminent danger. The smartphone application also provides signal timing data along with WALK, DO NOT WALK messages to the pedestrian. If a pedestrian approaches a crosswalk he/she intends to use, a WALK signal can be requested right from the smartphone application without pressing the physical button at the intersection. This is especially useful for pedestrians with vision and mobility impairments. The SmartCross system is designed to be a scalable and cost efficient solution that can be used as a framework for a host of V2X applications that can be deployed in the future. All components of the system are designed to be compatible with Connected Vehicle testbeds across the country.

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