Use of Automated Machine Guidance within the Transportation Industry

Automated machine guidance (AMG) links sophisticated design software with construction equipment to direct the operations of construction machinery with a high level of precision, and improve the speed and accuracy of the construction process. This research project examines AMG implementation barriers and develops strategies for effective implementation of AMG technology in construction operations. Early in the research effort, an expert contact group was established to obtain perspectives from agencies, contractors, designers, and equipment manufacturers. An AMG workshop developed a list of capabilities that must exist and obstacles that must be overcome to facilitate seamless electronic data transfer—from the initial surveying, to the development of digital terrain models (DTMs), through design and construction, to final inspection and verification. The synthesis from the workshop helped provide a framework and content for completing the research. After an introductory chapter, chapters in this document address: basic AMG workflow processes; AMG information and lexicon; key stakeholder survey results; legal aspects of AMG data; AMG education and training; best practices for AMG design model development; impact of AMG on earthwork quantities; accuracy of AMG processes; AMG implementation and guidelines specifications; and the future of AMG in infrastructure construction.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Contractor's Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 538p
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    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01666052
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309474856
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCHRP Project 10-77
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 16 2018 8:52AM