The paper discusses the behavioral and human factors issues associated with the development and operation of North Carolina's CARAT program ( Congestion Avoidance and Reduction for Autos and Trucks). The goal of CARAT is to produce measurable improvements in incident detection/ recognition and congestion management along a 15 mile freeway corridor in a mid-sized, urban, metropolitan environment. NCDOT's approach to the human factors component of CARAT is modeled in concept after a Department of Defense initiative called MANPRINT, a program which calls for the integration of manpower, personnel, training, system safety, and human engineering across the life cycle of a program. The paper highlights MANPRINT issues in the areas of CARAT system operations and maintenance as well as those pertinent to the vehicle operator.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Publication Date: 1993 Published By: American Society of Civil Engineers, New York
  • Corporate Authors:

    Castle Rock Consultants

    18 Liberty Street SW
    Leesburg, VA  United States  22075

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Office of Crash Avoidance Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    University of California, Berkeley

    California PATH Program, Institute of Transportation Studies
    Richmond Field Station, 1357 South 46th Street
    Richmond, CA  United States  94804-4648

    University of Central Florida, Orlando

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    P.O. Box 162450
    Orlando, FL  United States  32816-2450

    Japan Digital Road Map Association


    Northwestern University, Evanston

    Transportation Center, Leverone Hall
    Evanston, IL  United States  60201
  • Authors:
    • Hughes, Ronald G
    • Hauser, Edd
    • Beale, Cheryl
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1993


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 400-406

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00785258
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: PATH, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 17 2000 12:00AM