A STUDY OF VEHICLE, ROADWAY, AND TRAFFIC RELATIONSHIPS BY MEANS OF STATISTICAL INSTRUMENTS

THE COMMITTEE ON VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS, WITH THE COOPERATION OF THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY DEVELOPED A GROUP OF STATISTICAL INSTRUMENTS MEASURING SPEED, FUEL ECONOMY, DECELERATION, TORQUE, AND THROTTLE OPENING. THIS PAPER COVERS THE DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF THESE INSTRUMENTS. THE FIRST SECTION INCLUDES A DISCUSSION OF THE APPARENT NEED FOR MEANS OF MEASURING EFFECTS AND RELATIONSHIPS EXISTING BETWEEN THE MOTOR VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS, HIGHWAY CHARACTERISTICS, AND THE TRAFFIC CONDITIONS. A DESCRIPTION OF THE INSTRUMENTS, THEIR DEVELOPMENT, AND OPERATION IS ALSO INCLUDED. THE SECOND SECTION PERTAINS TO THE EXPERIENCE WITH THE USE OF THE INSTRUMENTS AND THE RESULTS OBTAINED. THE RESULTS INCLUDE THE COMPARISON AND RATING OF HIGHWAYS UNDER DIFFERENT CONDITIONS OF TRAFFIC IN RURAL AND URBAN AREAS, AND THE COMPARISON OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS BY THE INSTRUMENTATION. ALSO INCLUDED IS A COMPARISON OF DIFFERENT DRIVERS BY MEANS OF THE INSTRUMENTS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 30, pp 282-296, 15 FIG, 8 TAB, 2 PHOT
  • Authors:
    • Carmichael, T J
    • HALEY, C E
  • Publication Date: 1951

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirtieth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C., January 9-12, 1951
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00223508
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 25 1971 12:00AM