This project aims to reduce the incidence rate of police and other emergency personnel being killed or injured when stopped along the roadside, due to collisions caused by oncoming drivers who are impaired or inattentive.

Related Publications:

S. Teller, B.K. Horn, R. Finman. B. Wu, E. Solovey, B. Wang, J. Karraker, Divert and Alert: Mitigating and Warning of Traffic Threats to Police Stopped Along the Roadside. National Institute of Justice Conference. (Poster Presentation). Arlington, VA. June 18-20, 2012. [poster]

P. Powale. Design and Testing of a Roadside Traffic Threat Alerting Mechanism. M. Eng. Thesis, MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Cambridge, MA. 2013. (Thesis supervisor)


MIT CSAIL. (Apr. 2, 2012). “CSAIL scientists, Mass State Police to tackle problem of roadside collisions between drivers and police vehicles”