SORTA Collision Avoidance System


Project would implement collision avoidance systems on entire SORTA fleet. The system would include:

Turn Alert: This system gives an audible and visual alert to pedestrians and cyclists at crosswalks when a bus is making a turn. The system also gives an audible voice alert to the bus operator to look both ways when making left or right–hand turns. The system includes flashing LED strobe lights that act as a visual warning to pedestrians and cyclists as the vehicle is turning.

Rear Impact Collision Warning System: This system uses a sensor to track the distance to the vehicle following the bus, and provides a visual signal to warn drivers following too closely of a potential collision.

Side Collision Warning System: This is also called Lane Change and Merge Collision Avoidance technology, which plays a dual role. First, it provides support for detecting and warning the transit operator of vehicles and objects in adjacent lanes (e.g. in blind spots).

Status: Planned

Timeframe: 2022 – 2025


Connected/Automated Vehicles
SORTA Fixed Route Vehicles


PT13–Vehicle Turning Right in Front of a Transit Vehicle (DriveOhio CV/AV)
VS01–Autonomous Vehicle Safety Systems
VS01–Autonomous Vehicle Safety Systems (DriveOhio CV/AV)
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