Developing a System to Identify Passing and No Passing Zone Boundaries on Rural Two-Lane Highways

MRIGlobal developed an automated system to measure and display the distance between two instrumented vehicles traveling along a road. The system uses global positioning system (GPS) modules and radio modems to send location information between the vehicles five times per second. A field software was developed to calculate the distance between the vehicles based on this GPS data in real time and report it to the following driver. The field software is designed to allow the two vehicles to identify locations along a two-lane road where minimum passing sight distance is available. A post-processing software was also developed to produce a recommended striping plan, for both directions of travel along the route, based on the data recorded by the field data collection software. This system can be operated at near-highway speeds.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 58p

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  • Accession Number: 01608531
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: cmr16-017, Project No. 110906
  • Contract Numbers: TR201514
  • Created Date: Aug 17 2016 10:17AM