CESTiCC: Reliability and Meta-analyses of the Effectiveness of Animal Detection Systems in Reducing Vehicle Speed and Collisions with Large Animals

AIDC project number: 1503


Marcel Huijser


Idaho Transportation Department & CESTiCC

  • Start Date: Jun 1, 2015
  • End Date: Jun 30, 2017

Project Documents

Project Final Report

Project Summary

  1. More extensive data collection on the reliability and effectiveness of the animal detection system located in Boundary County, Idaho, including under harsh conditions for electronic equipment and relatively dangerous driving conditions (low temperatures, snow and ice).
  2. Submit a paper on the reliability of animal detection systems, the effect of environmental conditions (including low temperatures, ice and snow) on system reliability, and suggested minimum norms for system reliability to a peer-reviewed journal.
  3. Conduct meta-analyses to investigate the overall effectiveness of animal detection systems in reducing vehicle speed and reducing collisions with large mammals.
  4. Submit a paper on the meta-analyses to a peer-reviewed journal.