Assessment of roadway surface conditions using on-board vehicle sensors

Evaluation de l'etat des chaussees a l'aide de capteurs embarques

Real-time assessment of road surface conditions can be used to provide valuable safety information to travelers when roads are slippery due to such conditions as contaminants (e.g., oil, dirt, etc.), heavy rain, sleet/snow, and black ice. Identification of these hazardous surface conditions using onboard vehicle sensors will warn drivers to proceed with caution on compromised road sections, thus reducing risks of crashes. This information may also be used to provide data on roadway deficiencies, such as wear and loss of surface friction, to highway agencies, resulting in more efficient and less costly maintenance operations.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission of the World Road Association – PIARC.
  • Authors:
    • Druta, Cristian
    • Alden, Andrew
    • Guevara, Gabriel
  • Publication Date: 2016


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  • Accession Number: 01605417
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2016 4:18PM