AUTOMATIC TRAFFIC COUNTING PRACTICE

This paper examines the evolution of the automatic recording and detection techniques currently used, with an evaluation of their appropriateness to differing situations. Particular emphasis is placed on the pneumatic tube as a detector for temporary sites and on inductive loops for more permanent situations. The treatment of recording techniques covers the range from simple recorders, based on directly read electromechanical counters, to the most modern, intelligent, time-based recorders which store the data in microchip memories and use microcomputers for their processing. For the covering abstract of the symposium see TRIS 396069. (TRRL)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper is from the Proceedings of the Symposium on Highway Maintenance and Data Collection July 13-14, 1983, Nottingham University, England. Volume 1 Papers. Volume 2 Discussions.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Nottingham University, England

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Nottingham NG9 3FQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Gater, P M
  • Publication Date: 1983

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00396083
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1985 12:00AM