The Minnesota mobile intersection surveillance system

Lee G Alexander, Pi Ming Cheng, Alec Gorjestani, Arvind Menon, Bryan Newstrom, Craig Shankwitz, Max Donath

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30 Scopus citations


Detailed crash analyses indicate that poor gap selection, rather than stop sign violation, is the primary causal factor in crashes at rural, unsignalized intersections. To determine under what conditions the gap selection process fails, a transportable rural intersection surveillance system has been designed and implemented. The system can be installed at any rural intersection, and can be used to collect data regarding the gap acceptance behavior of drivers at the rural intersection. Described herein is the design and performance of the transportable rural intersection surveillance system. This system will be deployed at eight rural intersections in eight US states, from April 2006 through December 2008. Data collected by the system will be used to determine whether regional differences in gap acceptance behavior exist. If differences exist, they will be quantified and used in the design of an Intersection Decision Support system, a device under development designed to assist a driver at a rural intersection with the gap selection process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of ITSC 2006
Subtitle of host publication2006 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
EventITSC 2006: 2006 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: Sep 17 2006Sep 20 2006

Publication series

NameIEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC


OtherITSC 2006: 2006 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference
CityToronto, ON


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