Innovation in the Roadway Safety Industry

Outsiders of the transportation infrastructure industry may look to autonomous vehicles as an icon of innovation on the roadways, but for state Department of Transportation (DOT) officials, manufacturers, suppliers, and contractors in the roadway safety and infrastructure industry, innovation is not a stationary achievement. It is much more than a mile marker and not as easily defined.

With different perspectives and priorities, industry stakeholders are finding that in addition to new technologies, innovation is heavily reliant on communication between entities. Industry leaders are working together to move forward and ATSSA is no different. The association works year-round to progress and develop creative solutions for all of its initiatives including highlighting innovative products and technologies, training, and ATSSA membership.


One innovative effort ATSSA is involved in is a joint initiative with the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Standing Committee on Traffic Control Devices (AHB50). Both ATSSA and TRB sponsor and conduct an exciting design competition, the Traffic Control Device (TCD) Student Challenge, to promote innovation and stimulate ideas in the traffic control devices area with a goal to improve operations and safety.


Find recent updates on the latest innovations in the resource list below and be sure to check back for updates. 

Resources

Big benefits come with Integrated Corridor Management

How transportation departments tackle congestion, delays, and crashes by utilizing roadway capacity

SuperUser Account 0 571 Article rating: No rating

Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) initiatives are basic plans that connect roadway users, the road, and work zones and allow for effective communication. They are vital to advancing roadway safety and countering common challenges such as congestion, traffic delays, and crashes.

Highway automation: How ATSSA members play an important role

CAVs will need to better communicate with roadway devices and infrastructure

SuperUser Account 0 561 Article rating: No rating

Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs) rely heavily on ATSSA member products such as pavement markings, signs, and traffic control devices. These products will be an essential factor in the advancement of CAVs and critical in moving toward zero deaths on our roadways.
 

ATSSA & TRB announce 2020 Traffic Control Device Student Challenge

Challenges offers opportunity for students to innovate for the future of roadway safety

SuperUser Account 0 436 Article rating: No rating

The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) and Transportation Research Board Standing Committee on Traffic Control Devices (AHB50) have launched the 2020 Traffic Control Device (TCD) Student Challenge.

Sensor technology in roadway infrastructure

How devices are strengthening the lines of communication between human and automated drivers 

SuperUser Account 0 1231 Article rating: No rating

For many departments of transportation (DOTs), the collection and sending of real-time traffic data to roadway users is high priority. One way agencies nationwide are achieving this goal is through the use of sensor technology in roadway infrastructure, such as pavement markings or signs, allowing them to strengthen Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communication. 

See the future of roadway safety infrastructure at ATSSA’s 49th Annual Convention & Traffic Expo

New Products Rollout event features latest innovative roadway safety infrastructure technology

SuperUser Account 0 1116 Article rating: No rating

The future of roadway safety infrastructure innovation will be showcased at the American Traffic Safety Services Association’s (ATSSA) 49th Annual Convention & Traffic Expo, in Tampa, Florida on Feb. 8-12, 2019.

RSS
1234

EasyDNNnewsWidgets