A MULTISTATION, CENTRALIZED DIGITAL TRAFFIC-COUNTING SYSTEM

A HIGHLY ACCURATE, FAST, ECONOMICAL, AND CONVENIENT SYSTEM FOR THE COLLECTION, PROCESSING, AND RECORDING OF TRAFFIC-COUNT DATA HAS BEEN DEVISED USING A DIGITAL COMPUTER AS THE CENTRAL PROCESSING ELEMENT. THIS PAPER IS A DESCRIPTION OF THIS SYSTEM, WHICH ELIMINATES THE NEED FOR HUMAN INTERVENTION BETWEEN THE TRAFFIC DETECTORS AND THE PROCESSED DATA AND FILLS A NEED IN THE TRAFFIC ENGINEERING FIELD. SOME OF THE IMPORTANT ADVANTAGES OF THE SYSTEM ARE CONTINUOUS DATA AVAILABILITY, REDUCED DATA-PROCESSING TIME, HIGH VEHICLE RESOLUTION, REDUCED FIELD MAINTENANCE, LOW TELEPHONE LINE COSTS, LOW POWER CONSUMPTION, AND FULLY TRANSISTORIZED MODULAR CONSTRUCTION. THAT A SERIES OF TRAFFIC COUNTS FOR ALL THE STATIONS CAN BE FED INTO A GENERAL PURPOSE COMPUTER WITH NO WAITING PERIOD BETWEEN EACH REPORT IS A MAJOR ADVANTAGE OF THIS SYSTEM, BECAUSE THE PROCESSING TIME ON THE HIGH-SPEED GENERAL COMPUTER IS REDUCED TO A POINT WHERE THE INVESTMENT FOR THE DIGITAL COMPUTER DESCRIBED IS EASILY JUSTIFIABLE. /AUTHOR/

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 21-34
  • Monograph Title: Electronic traffic surveillance and control
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00227443
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:35AM