Accurate knowledge of vehicle speeds and headways on traffic networks is a fundamental part of transport systems modelling. Video and recently developed automatic data-extraction (image processing) techniques have the potential to provide a cheap, quick, easy, and accurate method of investigating traffic systems. This paper presents two studies that use video-based equipment to investigate the character of vehicle speeds and headways. Investigation of headways on freeway traffic allows the potential of this technology in a high-speed environment to be determined. Its application to the study of speeds in parking lots enabled its usefulness in low-speed environments to be studied. The data obtained from the video was compared to traditional methods of collecting headway and speed data.

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 130-139
  • Monograph Title: Highway capacity, flow measurement, and theory
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  • Accession Number: 00494974
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309049520
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1990 12:00AM