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Fatigue

Study on Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Driver Commuting (FAST Act, Section 5515)

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Goal:

To conduct a study on the effects of excessive commuting on safety and CMV driver fatigue.

Background:

Section 5515 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, 2015 (FAST Act) directs the Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to “conduct a study on the safety effects of motor carrier operator commutes exceeding 150 minutes.”

Summary:

The study...

Multi-Modal Driver Distraction and Fatigue Detection and Warning System, Phase II (SBIR)

Goal:

To provide innovative, practical, fast, and reliable detection of driver fatigue and distraction under a wide variety of operating conditions.

Background:

Fatigue and distraction are among the major risk factors associated with commercial motor vehicle (CMV) crashes. The effects of fatigue on drivers include impaired performance, loss of attentiveness, slower reaction times, impaired judgment, and increased probability of falling asleep. Excessive driver...

Accelerating SmartPark Deployment

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Goal:

To independently assess the status of the deployment of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) for truck parking, evaluate market opportunities and barriers to their deployment, and develop strategies for overcoming any identified barriers.

Background:

There is great demand for real-time information on truck parking availability; however, current deployment of ITS for truck parking is sporadic with no...