Max Donath, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Operating a snowplow is a difficult and dangerous task. The snowplow driver faces challenging environmental problems including icy roads, blowing and drifting snow, and impaired vision due to the blowing snow, darkness, etc. In addition to these problems, snowplow drivers experience stress due to long hours of operation and the tasks required to successfully clear streets and highways. This project led to the development of a snowplow equipped with the hardware and software necessary to provide an effective driver's assistance package.