Satellite tracking of hazardous goods transportation

One of the main factors in managing a hazardous goods incident is determining the nature of the goods involved in the incident and the appropriate clean-up process. Hazardous goods vehicles are required to carry a plaque detailing the hazard code for the goods being carried and the nature of the hazard they pose. However, there have been situations where these plaques have been destroyed in the incident and so incident managers are faced with having to ascertain what was being transported before they can even begin to start clearing the incident. The need to improve the management of these incidents together with an increased risk of criminal or terrorist activity involving hazardous goods has led to a number of European research projects aimed at evaluating the feasibility of real time tracking of hazardous goods transportation. This paper discusses some of the current research that is being conducted and the proposed trial to be conducted under partnership between the Highways Agency and WSP. The proposed trial seeks to evaluate the benefits of making real time hazardous goods data available to traffic managers, emergency services and other stakeholders.


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  • Pagination: 8p
  • Monograph Title: Smart Moving 2007: International Conference on Intelligent Transport Systems

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  • Accession Number: 01386767
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 9:46PM