PROGRESS REPORT OF COLORADO'S TELEMETRY TRAFFIC COUNTING SYSTEM

TELEMETRY IS BEING USED IN TRAFFIC COUNTING PROGRAMS TO AUTOMATICALLY POLL THE PERMANENT TRAFFIC COUNTERS ONE STATION AT A TIME AND TO AUTOMATICALLY TRANSMIT THE ACCUMULATED DATA FROM THE TRAFFIC COUNTERS TO CENTRAL HEADQUARTERS BY TELEPHONE. THE SYSTEM USED IN COLORADO IS DESCRIBED. GEORGIA AND MICHIGAN ALSO EMPLOY TELEMETRY IN THEIR PERMANENT TRAFFIC COUNTING PROGRAM. TODAY THERE ARE 32 PERMANENT TRAFFIC COUNTING STATIONS CONNECTED TO THE COLORADO TELEMETRY SYSTEM. COLORADO WAS THE FIRST TO USE SOLID STATE ELECTRONIC COUNTERS IN THE FIELD AND TO DEVELOP A TELEMETRY SYSTEM NOT DEPENDENT ON THE COMPUTER TO CALL THE COUNTERS OR TO ACCEPT THE COUNTS AS THEY COME IN FROM THE FIELD. IN THE COLORADO SYSTEM, THE FIELD STATION TRANSMITS ITS OWN IDENTIFICATION, MAKING ASSIGNMENT OF COUNTER READINGS TO THE WRONG STATION AN IMPOSSIBILITY AND ELIMIN- ATING THE NECESSITY OF REFERENCING A FIELD STATION TO A TELEPHONE NUMBER.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Colorado Department of Highways

    4201 East Arkansas Avenue
    Denver, CO  United States  80222
  • Authors:
    • Dolan, J J
  • Publication Date: 1969-7-9

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00227947
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 12 pp
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 24 1970 12:00AM