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

  • CESTiCC Project Number
    Principal Investigator(s)

    Marcel Huijser

    Project Dates
    • Start: June 2015
    • End: June 2017
  • Funding Agency
    Idaho Transportation Department & CESTiCC
    Project Budget

Project Information


  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.



For more information, please review the Project Information document.

  • Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates (CESTiCC)
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  • Fairbanks, AK 99775-5900