U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Offers Free Webinar on Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI) Project
The USDOT will host a webinar to provide an update on one of its ATTRI projects. The webinar will allow interested stakeholders to learn about some of the progress being made by ATTRI, and more specifically, hear directly from Carnegie Mellon University about the successes and challenges of its safe intersection crossing project.
This safe intersection crossing project is one of six contracts awarded by the USDOT to develop technology prototypes to improve mobility options for all travelers, particularly those with disabilities. This project intends to connect pedestrian travelers with disabilities to the traffic signal systems, and use this connectivity to develop assistive services for safe intersection crossing and increased dependent mobility.
ATTRI is a joint USDOT initiative co-led by the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO), and other Federal partners.
For people with disabilities, including older adults and injured veterans, inadequate mobility and transportation can be a barrier to obtaining employment, commuting to appointments, shopping for groceries, or attending social events that many take for granted. ATTRI leads efforts to research, develop, and implement transformative solutions, applications, and systems to help all people, particularly those with disabilities, effectively plan and execute their travel, addressing individual mobility needs. ATTRI leverages recent advances in vehicle, infrastructure, and pedestrian-based technologies, as well as accessible data, mobile computing, robotics, artificial intelligence, object detection, and navigation.
Sponsored by the USDOT ITS JPO, this webinar is free and open to the public.
Title: USDOT ATTRI Update Webinar 4 - Safe Intersection Crossing
Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
Presenters: USDOT, Carnegie Mellon University
Registration: Click Here