Technology

  • DGPS accuracy of 8 cm
  • Virtual Reference Station network provides DGPS corrections
  • Vehicle-based DGPS augmentation system provides accurate positioning should GPS be lost
  • LIDAR sensors, front and side, detect obstacles
  • Multi-modal driver interface: graphical, haptic, and tactile

Deployment

  • 10 Gillig low floor buses
  • Morning and evening express services
  • Utilization of Bus-Only Shoulders
  • 22 mile (one-way) travel distance
  • Passengers provided free Wi-Fi access
  • Reliable travel times in all weather and traffic conditions

Driver Assist Function

  • Lane keeping assistance
  • Multi-level (base on severity) lane departure alerts and warnings
  • Forward collision awareness
  • Forward collision alerts and warnings
  • Side collision awareness


Feature Article


GPS World (July 2010, Vol. 21, No. 7)

"Elbow Room on the Shoulder: DGPS-Based Lane-Keeping Enlists Laser Scanners for Safety and Efficiency"



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