Intersection Conflict Warning Systems (ICWS) are used to warn drivers on the mainline road of the presence of traffic at stop-controlled intersections and/or warn drivers at stop-controlled approaches of the presence of traffic on mainline roads. ICWS deployments are still relatively new with few deployments prior to 2010, however the number of deployments has increased in the past several years nationwide.
The ENTERPRISE Pooled Fund Study has completed several ICWS related projects from 2011 – 2015 including design and guidance for ICWS, system engineering documents for ICWS, and overall coordination and outreach with national standards groups, industry associations, and other pooled fund programs. Building off these previous efforts, ENTERPRISE conducted this project to identify and document issues related to the development and deployment of next-generation approaches to ICWS. This information was utilized to develop a roadmap of prioritized next steps to help guide future ICWS deployment efforts.
For a listing of related documents and links to this intersection warning conflict systems (ICWS) ENTERPRISE project click here. For more information about the other phases of ENTERPRISE work with intersection conflict warning systems go to:
- Phase 1 – Developing Consistency in ITS Safety Solutions – Intersection Conflict Warning Systems (ICWS): The purpose of this project was to develop a consistent approach for accelerated, uniform deployment and further evaluation of intersection conflict warning systems (ICWS), and to recommend preliminary standards for MUTCD consideration. This work was initiated through a webinar and two in-person workshops. Participants included ENTERPRISE pooled fund states, other states that have deployed systems, FHWA, NCUTCD, AASHTO and NACE.
- Phase 2 – ICWS Coordination and Systems Engineering: This project furthered supported the standardization of ICWS by coordinating among the various national standards and association groups, and by developing a concept of operations and system requirements for the four types of ICWS identified in the Design and Evaluation Guidance for Intersection Conflict Warning Systems developed in Phase 1.
- Phase 3 – ICWS Support and Outreach: This phase will continue coordination with national standards groups, industry associations and other pooled fund programs that have been engaged through the ENTERPRISE ICWS work. Phase 3 will also continue to provide ICWS deployment support to ENTERPRISE members.