COMPARISON OF TWO-WAY VOICE AND PUSH BUTTON MOTORIST AID SYSTEMS

FLORIDA HAS EXPERIMENTED WITH THREE TYPES OF MOTORIST AID SYSTEMS, ONE REQUIRING PASSING MOTORISTS TO FLASH HEADLIGHTS AT TARGET SIGNS TO SUMMON ASSISTANCE FOR A DISTRESSED FELLOW MOTORIST, A TWO-WAY VOICE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM ON I-95, AND A RADIO TONE SYSTEM ON I-75. BOTH OF THE LATTER SYSTEMS ARE PERFORMING SATISFACTORILY, WITH A MINIMUM OF DAMAGE DUE TO VANDALISM. MAJOR COST OF MAINTENANCE HAS RELATED TO REPLACING CALL BOXES OR RADIO ANTENNA WHICH ARE DAMAGED BY VEHICULAR COLLISIONS. THE VOICE SYSTEM PERMITS THE MOTORIST TO COMMUNICATE FULLY WITH THE DISPATCHER ABOUT HIS PROBLEM AND THE MOST APPROPRIATE SOLUTION TO IT. MOTORISTS USING THE VOICE SYSTEM HAVE THE SATISFACTION OF KNOWING THAT THEIR MESSAGES HAVE BEEN RECEIVED AND THE ASSURANCE THAT HELP IS BEING SENT, BUT THE TONE SYSTEM REQUIRES FEWER DISPATCHERS AND SUMMONS HELP MORE QUICKLY. /AUTHOR/

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    Public Works Journal Corporation

    P.O. Box 688
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  • Authors:
    • Ekey, P W
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

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  • Accession Number: 00222417
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1981 12:00AM