AUTOMATED VEHICLE FOR ENHANCED WORK CREW SAFETY

Presented in this report is an automated vehicle conversion system, which provides a low-cost method of reducing worker exposure to hazardous conditions. Automation of a traffic control vehicle not only eliminates the risk to the life of the driver but also eliminates the labor expense of a driver. Safety to work crews and motorists is enhanced as well. The report states that intelligent vehicle highway systems (IVHS) also offer benefits such as automated collision-prevention and completely autonomous intelligent vehicle tracking, navigation, and control. In Phase I of this project, investigators demonstrated the automated follow vehicle capability on both reduced-scale and full-scale vehicles. The resulting automated system is easily adaptable to existing highway maintenance vehicles. Phase II will be commercialization of the system.

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    Strategic Highway Research Program

    National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20418
  • Authors:
    • MacLeod, E N
    • Chiarella, M
  • Publication Date: 1994-1

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 37 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00663088
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SHRP-H-676
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1994 12:00AM