WRONG WAY RRFB Assembly in Field (Photo taken by the UCF Research Team)
New wrong way warning signs, equipped with special sensors, are going up all along highways in Central Florida.
- UCF professor-designed Wrong Way signs
- Meant to warn drivers, FHP
- Going up at several exit ramps on major roads
Through partnership between CFX and UCF’s research team lead by Professor Al-Deek to combat wrong way driving problem in Central Florida, CFX was able to win a prestigious award in the area of toll operations, engineering & maintenance, by IBTTA (International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association). This is a worldwide competitive excellence award.In 2012, University of Central Florida Professor Haitham Al-Deek teamed up with the Expressway Authority to improve their current warning signs. Dr. Al-Deek worked with CFX on improving their design that resulted in a new design signs with sensors which can detect when someone has gotten onto the off-ramp at high-risk locations. Now, when someone is traveling in the wrong direction at the locations which have the signs, a light will flash and pictures of the vehicle heading the wrong way are sent to the Florida Highway Patrol. More info and VIDEO CLIPS
Activation of RRFB from Outside Vehicle (Photo Courtesy CFX)
Activation of RRFB from Inside SUV Driving the Wrong Way (Photo taken by the UCF Research Team)
IBTTA’s Toll Excellence Awards recognize the very best projects and programs the international tolling industry has to offer. Each year, we celebrate IBTTA agency and private sector members whose creative, innovative and positive programs set a new standard of excellence. By providing wide recognition for a job well done, the Toll Excellence Awards speed up the transmission of new ideas and emerging practices throughout the industry and to the driving public.