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SmartWorkZone - Situational awareness messages in the vehicle when driving through a work zone area.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRT57-12-C-10066
Agency Tracking Number: DTRT57-12-C-10032
Amount: $149,664.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 122FH1
Solicitation Number: DTRT5712RSBIR2
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2012
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2012-09-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2013-04-22
Small Business Information
2005 De La Cruz Blvd. 128
Santa Clara, CA 95050-
United States
DUNS: 826394657
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Ravi Puvvala
 (408) 859-7284
Business Contact
 Ravi Puvvala
Title: CEO
Phone: (408) 859-7284
Research Institution

Congestion due to a work zone can cause accidents, as the drivers may not be prepared to take sudden actions ahead of a work zone or in some cases may not have enough visibility/time. Transmitting alert messages in advance can enable the driver to take safety precautionary measures so that it is beneficial to both the driver and the work zone personnel.

The proposal aims to develop a scalable solution both in terms of technology/device and the operations for managing and retrofitting existing work zone devices with DSRC transmitters in order to deliver work zone related messages to the drivers. We plan to explore a solution that consists of a stand-alone portable road-side unit (RSU) fitted into an existing work zone device and On-board Units (OBUs) residing in vehicles. The work zone devices can be remotely accessed via secure communications as well as network with other work zone devices in the vicinity such that an effective and smart coverage of relay of work zone messages can be provided of a defined coverage area.

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