An On-Board Eco-Approach and Departure System for Transit Vehicles

Period of Performance: 09/29/2015 - 03/29/2016

$146K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Sabra, Wang & Associates
1504 Joh Avenue, Suite 160
Baltimore, MD 21227
Firm POC
Principal Investigator

Abstract

This research is designed to develop a methodology that will review the real-time location and route of a transit vehicle, correlate them with real-time and predicted signal phasing and timing (SPAT) information from traffic signals and communicate via existing mediums eco-approach and departure information to transit vehicles through onboard Mobile Data Terminals (MDTs) or an in-vehicle Human-Machine Interface (HMI). The work proposed in this effort is intended to be the first phase of a multi-phase effort to develop a marketable software product. The work in Phase I will define the Concept of Operations (ConOps) and develop the concept through the High Level Design. A prototype or pseudo code will be developed for use in testing and research in Phase I. The actual production software coding will be completed in Phase II. The work related to coding the algorithm and software development will be performed in Phase II.