Title

Current Practices in the Use of Onboard Technologies to Avoid Transit Bus Incidents and Accidents

Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2020

Subject Area

mode - bus, literature review - literature review, planning - surveys, planning - safety/accidents, technology

Keywords

Active safety systems, Crash avoidance systems, Technological innovations, Transit buses, Transit safety, Vehicle safety, Warning systems

Abstract

Transit agencies around the country are facing the challenges of reducing transit bus collisions and the injuries, fatalities, and liability expenses associated with these collisions.

The TRB Transit Cooperative Research Program's TCRP Synthesis 145: Current Practices in the Use of Onboard Technologies to Avoid Transit Bus Incidents and Accidents documents the current practices in the use of the various onboard technologies on transit buses to prevent incidents and accidents, with a primary objective of determining whether these technologies are effective in actual practice.

The examination shows that many transit agencies are proactively instituting a number of approaches to address these collisions, including the piloting and use of collision avoidance technologies, such as forward collision warning (FCW), emergency braking, lane departure warning (LDW), and electronic stability control (ESC).

Rights

Permission to publish the abstract has been given by Transportation Research Board, Washington, copyright remains with them.

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