FIELD EVALUATION OF FHWA VEHICLE CLASSIFICATION CATEGORIES--MDOT. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Four systems are available, programmable to classify vehicles to the FHWA scheme. In a study conducted by the Main Facility (Lyles, Wyman; July 31, 1982; Evaluation of Vehicle Classification Equipment) a scheme "E" was selected from five candidate schemes and recommended to the FHWA for adoption as a standard. In order to correct logic errors in that scheme and to add categories for mototcycles and buses the classification scheme "E" logic has been changed and a new scheme called "F" has been evolved. This scheme "F" has been evaluated and appears workable as a classification scheme at about 95% classification accuracy. The I.R.D. unit is a permanent all weather system. The Golden-River unit is a semi-permanent, clear road system only. The Streeter-Amet unit and the G.K. Inst. Units are clear road systems using pneumatic tubes only. The fifth system tested, a Sarasota unit classifies by road loops to 7 length categories only. Sarasota expects to have the same electronic package operating from road tubes with scheme E or F programs available after January, 1985. All systems operated satisfactorily during the three month test period within the limitations listed under the Detailed Evaluation. (Author) Evaluation. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maine Department of Transportation

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    Augusta, ME  United States  04333-0016

    Federal Highway Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Wyman, J H
    • Braley, G A
    • Stevens, R I
  • Publication Date: 1984-12

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00399299
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 8405
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH-71-80-54-ME-03
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2004 1:39AM