The deployment of side object detection systems on 257 transit buses in two different transit agencies reduced the side collision rate per 100,000 Vehicle Miles Traveled by 0.186.
December 15 2008
Washington,District of Columbia,United States; Salt Lake City,Utah,United States; Cleveland,Ohio,United States
The evaluation quantified the reduction in the type of side collisions that SODS could prevent. The performance of SODS in identifying side objects was limited to objects located toward the forward side of the bus, and below the side mirrors. Thus, benefits attributable to SODS did not include collisions with objects on the rear side of the bus or near the side mirrors.
The deployment of SODS on 257 transit buses across two agencies reduced the rate of side object collisions relevant to SODS by 0.186 per 100,000 Vehicle Miles Traveled. Considering the costs of acquisition, training and maintenance, this benefit would result in a positive return on investment in 12 years, the average life of a transit bus.
Author: J. Rephlo, S. Miller, R. Haas, H. Saporta, D. Stock, D. Miller, L. Feast, B. Brown
Published By: USDOT
Source Date: December 15 2008
EDL Number: 14461URL: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/30000/30700/30704/14461.pdf
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