Category Archives: TAD
Travel Assistance Device (TAD) Featured in U.S. Department of Transportation Press Release
In a December 20, 2012 USDOT press release, the Travel Assistance Device (TAD) was highlighted as an example of a high-value product created with University Transportation Center (UTC) funding.
Travel Assistance Device (TAD) Featured in Ignition Magazine
The Travel Assistance Device (TAD) was featured in the Summer/Fall 2012 issue of Ignition Magazine, published by the Transportation Research Board Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis program.
USF Location-Aware Lab Research and Commercialization Featured in Tampa Bay Business Journal
USF’s location aware-research and TAD were recently featured in a Tampa Bay Business Journal article, “Tampa Bay Companies Driving Intelligent Transportation”
TAD Featured in TR News Magazine
TAD was featured in the February 2011 publication of the TR News Magazine, published bi-monthly by the Transportation Research Board (TRB). The TR News features timely articles on innovative and state-of-the-art research and practice in all modes of transportation. More
TAD Presentation at 2011 TRB Conference
Arica Bolechala’s thesis research, Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Travel Assistance Device on the Bus Riding Behavior of Individuals with Disabilities, successfully showed that the Travel Assistance Device (TAD) mobile phone application has a positive impact on the ability of … Continue reading
Travel Assistance Device (TAD) YouTube Video
A YouTube video of a BayNews9 story featuring TAD is now available.
Travel Assistance Device: Deployment to Transit Agencies NCTR Final Report
We recently completed a project which deployed our Travel Assistance Device (TAD) software for GPS-enabled phones to several additional transit agencies in Florida. TAD is designed to aid new riders, especially those with cognitive impairments in using fixed route public … Continue reading
TAD Featured in Interdisciplinary Research at USF’s Florida Mental Health Institute
Arica Bolechala of USF’s Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute successfully demonstrated that the Travel Assistance Device (TAD) has a positive impact on a person’s ability to travel independently using public transportation in her Master’s Thesis, Evaluating the Effectiveness … Continue reading
TAD to Help Transit Riders IDEA Final Report Published by Transportation Research Board (TRB)
The Travel Assistant Device (TAD) to Help Transit Riders final report has now been published by the Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) program of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies (TRB). IDEA is a program that funds research into promising but … Continue reading
TAD Featured in a BayNews9 Story
The Travel Assistant Device (TAD) was featured in a Bay News9 story, New cell phone program gives bus riders a hand. August 6, 2008