MEANS OF LOCATING AND COMMUNICATING WITH DISABLED VEHICLES INTERIM REPORT

THE PROBLEM OF THE DISABLED VEHICLE, PARTICULARLY ON LIMITED-ACCESS HIGHWAYS IS INVESTIGATED WITH EMPHASIS ON METHODS OF DETECTION AND COMMUNICATION. EXISTING DETECTION TECHNIQUES, INCLUDING THOSE INVOLVING SURVEILLANCE BY AIRCRAFT AND PASSING MOTORISTS, ARE EVALUATED. OTHER DETECTION TECHNIQUES INVOLVING MECHNICAL, PNEUMATIC, VISUAL, OPTICAL, ACOUSTICAL, INFRARED, ELECTRICAL, AND MAGNETIC PRINCIPLES ARE DISCUSSED. FINDINGS ARE PRESENTED FROM 4 DIFFERENT ROAD TYPES' FREEWAYS, INCLUDING THE URBAN EXPRESSWAY, THE URBAN BRIDGE OR TUNNEL, A LIMITED-ACCESS RURAL HIGHWAY AND A NETWORK OF FREE-ACCESS ROADS CONSISTING OF A MAJOR, SECONDARY AND LOCAL ROADS. THE PROBLEM OF THE DISABLED VEHICLE WAS DEFINED IN TERMS OF ITS FREQUENCY OF OCCURRENCE, REASON FOR STOP, TRAFFIC LEVEL AND ROAD TYPE.

Media Info

  • Pagination: 56p
  • Serial:
    • NCHRP Report
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0077-5614
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00224781
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1994 12:00AM