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Internet of Things in Transportation: Transit, Freight and Airports

Included in the resources for these areas of transportation are research roadmaps, which identify projects that address research gaps and needs.

Transit, Freight and Airports

Transit

TCRP Synthesis 158: Cybersecurity in Transit SystemsTCRP Synthesis 158: Cybersecurity in Transit Systems, Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP), 2022.

Emerging cybersecurity trends are identified in a range of topics, including transit-on-demand services and cyber resilience affecting transit agencies.

 

 


NCHRP Research Report 932: A Research Roadmap for Transportation and Public HealthNCHRP Research Report 932: A Research Roadmap for Transportation and Public Health, National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), 2019.

This report provides state departments of transportation, their transportation partners and the public health community with a broad overview of relevant research in transportation and public health. Chapter 4 includes a discussion of transit’s role in health equity and how emerging technologies can enhance transit use.

 


Report to Congress on Internet of ThingsReport to Congress on Internet of Things, Federal Transit Administration, February 2017.

Recommendations highlight the potential of the internet of things to assist local, state and federal planners in accurately projecting the transportation needs of rural, suburban and urban communities.

 

 


“A Research Roadmap for Substantially Improving Safety for Transit Buses Through Autonomous Braking Assistance for Operators,” Jerome Lutin, Alain Kornhauser, Jerry Spears and Louis Sanders, TRB 95th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers, 2016.

Researchers lay the groundwork for developing autonomous collision avoidance and autonomous emergency braking for transit buses and present a draft program for industry stakeholders.

Parametric Evaluation of Internet of Things Applications to Freight Transportation Using Model-Based Systems Engineering,” Aldo Fabregas, Paul Crawford, Rodrigo Mesa and Agustina Calatayud, Transportation Research Record 2676, Issue 3, 2022.

This work focuses on the modeling of the architecture of a freight-focused intelligent transportation systems application, including maritime ports. The proposed model integrates stakeholders, behaviors and messages using the Systems Modeling Language (SysML) without sacrificing requirements traceability matrices, interface control documents and other typical Systems Engineering Management Plan artifacts.

Best Practices in Internet of Things Implementation at Small Commercial Service Airports report cover“Best Practices in Internet of Things Implementations at Small Commercial Service Airports,” Cathryn Stephens, Journal of Airport Management, 2020.

Strategies are presented for implementing internet of things infrastructure at small hub airports to enhance operational efficiencies and the passenger experience.

 

 


ACRP Web-Only Document 50: Research Roadmap on Safety IssuesACRP Web-Only Document 50: Research Roadmap on Safety Issues, Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP), 2019.

Safety research will focus on applying and improving existing processes to ensure that emerging technologies and operational approaches are addressed.

 

 


ACRP Web-Only Document 45: Airport Environmental Research Roadmap Narrative ReportACRP Web-Only Document 45: Airport Environmental Research Roadmap Narrative Report, Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP), 2019.

Research gaps and areas of interest are outlined for airport environmental management and sustainability, including the impact of emerging technologies.

 

 


ACRP Web-Only Document 40: Airport Design and Constructino Narrative Research RoadmapACRP Web-Only Document 40: Airport Design and Construction Narrative Research Roadmap, Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP), 2019.

Research needs and topics of interest are outlined for airport design and construction, including projects that integrate emerging and disruptive technologies.

 

 


ACRP Web-Only Document 39: Policy and Planning Issues Roadmap ReportACRP Web-Only Document 39: Policy and Planning Issues Roadmap Report, Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP), 2019.

Technology and connectivity issues in the airport industry are addressed.

 

 

 


ACRP Web-Only Document 37: Research Roadmap in the Area of Airport Operations and MaintenanceACRP Web-Only Document 37: Research Roadmap in the Area of Airport Operations and Maintenance, Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP), 2019.

Key research gaps and areas of interest are outlined for airport operations and maintenance, including projects that integrate advanced and disruptive technologies.