USDOT Announces Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative Application Development Awards

USDOT reviewed a total of 34 proposals and granted the following awards in three application technology areas—wayfinding and navigation, pre-trip and concierge services, and safe intersection crossing:

“The ATTRI program, and the innovators taking part in this important program, are working to make mobility more accessible to all Americans, including those with disabilities,” said Vince Valdes, Federal Transit Administration associate administrator for research, demonstration and innovation. “These projects give FTA and the broader USDOT community the opportunity to leverage transformative technological advances to ensure that public transportation fulfills its promise to serve everyone…

Safe Intersection Crossing:
Carnegie Mellon University — Connect pedestrian travelers with disabilities to the traffic signal systems (and by extension to nearby connected vehicles and infrastructure), and use this connectivity to develop assistive services for safe intersection crossing and increased independent mobility. (Award: $2,000,000)