The Control on Overloaded Vehicles and Automatic Axle Weighing System for Rapid Transit Installed in the Hanshin Expressway

The Hanshin Expressway has a network in the Kansai urban area of Japan. With improving the efficiency of freight transportation systems and the size and weight of commercial vehicles, it is obvious that overloaded vehicles are increasing. Traffic accidents by overloaded vehicles should be prevented and the noise and vibration have to be reduced. There are two ways to detect overloaded vehicles. The police force and the Hanshin Expressway Co., Ltd. cooperate to stop vehicles and to measure vehicle static loads. In another way, an Automatic Axle Weighing System at the toll gates is monitoring the number of axle loads of vehicles and shooting photos at the toll gates. The system detects an overloaded vehicle, then a warning notice is forwarded to the owner of the vehicle. Since the ETC system was installed at toll gates, vehicles are running through the toll gate in a 30km/h speed limit. Then Hanshin Expressway Co., Ltd. installed “the High-Precision Automatic Axle Weighing System” to detect the axle load of running vehicles. However, this High-Precision Automatic Axle Weighing System has very high costs. The idea of a new Automatic Axle Weighing System is considered. It should be able to detect the axle load of running vehicles with a lower cost than the High-Precision Automatic Axle Weighing System.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 25th World Road Congress - Seoul 2015: Roads and Mobility - Creating New Value from Transport

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  • Accession Number: 01676775
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9782840604235
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 0253
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 4 2018 3:09PM