A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF TWO VEHICLE OPERATING-CHARACTERISTICS INSTRUMENTS

THE PURPOSE WAS TO COMPARE METHODS AND EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE FOR MEASURING PASSENGER CAR OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS IN A WIDE VARIETY OF TRAFFIC STUDIES. THE EQUIPMENT INCLUDED THE HIGHWAY RESEARCH BOARD STATISTICAL INSTRUMENT, A MODIFIED SPEED AND DELAY RECORDER, AND A TRAVEL TIME RECORDER. THE OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS RECORDED WERE ELAPSED TIME, DISTANCE TRAVELED, SPEED PROFILE AND DISTRIBUTION, ACCELERATION AND DECELERATION RATES, BRAKE UTILIZATION, AND FUEL CONSUMPTION. THE EQUIPMENT WAS USED IN FOUR SELECTED TYPES OF TRAFFIC STUDIES: THE MEASUREMENT OF ACCELERATION AND DECELERATION CHARACTERISTICS, THE COMPARISON OF ONE-MILE SECTIONS OF EXPRESSWAYS AND CITY STREETS, THE COMPARISON OF BYPASS AND BUSINESS ROUTES, AND THE EVALUATION OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS. THIS PAPER DISCUSSES EQUIPMENT COST, OPERATION, AND ANALYSIS; PROCEDURE AND MANPOWER NEEDED FOR OPERATION AND ANALYSIS; ANTICIPATED RESULTS AND PRESENTATION OF DATA; AND THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF THE EQUIPMENT. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 37, pp 375-395, 21 FIG, 1 TAB, 17 REF
  • Authors:
    • May, A D
    • Kaneko, E T
  • Publication Date: 1958

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 6-10, 1958
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00223535
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1971 12:00AM