Augmented Reality (AR) in Life-cycle Management of Transportation Infrastructure Projects

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CAIT project no.: CAIT-UTC-REG1

Fiscal Year: 2018/2019

Status: Final

Principal investigator(s): Jie Gong, Ph.D.

Performing organization(s): Rutgers CAIT

Managing organization: Rutgers CAIT

In cooperation with: Port Authority of New York and New Jersy
Partner project manager: Robert Kumapley, Sr. Program Manager

Supported by: USDOT OST-R

UTC, grant, or agreement no.: 69A3551847102


The primary goal of this study is to help transportation stakeholders achieve better understanding of the usefulness of augmented reality (AR) technologies and encourage wider acceptance of AR in life-cycle management of transportation infrastructure systems through literature synthesis, technology evaluation, application development, and technology demonstration.

The technology deployment/research implementation plan is rooted in a three-prolonged approach:

  1. Technology demonstration during invited sessions and workshop to transportation stakeholders such as Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Board of Public Utilities to convey the benefit of AR technologies
  2. Field trials with practitioners in real environment such as bridge or tunnel inspection and underground excavation to convince them the benefit of the AR technologies
  3. Webinars and presentations at conferences to ensure the reach to a larger crowd of audience.
Row of vehicles moving through the tunnelManhattan Bridge over the East River connects Manhattan and Brooklyn.