DEVELOPMENT OF THE HIGHLY MANEUVERABLE ROAD INFORMATION COLLECTION VEHICLES (RICV)

Cold, snowy regions call for good maintenance and management of roads to ensure safe and convenient vehicular traffic in winter. To this end, weather and road surface conditions must be understood to use snow removal machinery efficiently and appropriately. Also, with the increase in traffic speed and the increased use of studless tires, safety measures for winter road surfaces have also become crucial. The provision of information service for road management and road users is currently being conducted by installing weather and other observation devices in mountain passes and other important areas. However, these devices are stationary and only provide information for short sections rather than over the entire route. Therefore, road information collection vehicles (RICV) were developed to understand the road surface and weather conditions of the entire route, to establish an effective support system for snow removal on roads as well as a system that can provide road users with real-time information on road surface and weather conditions and on traffic obstacles and the like, and to play a major role in collecting such information as a means to improve information provision. RICV is designed to measure automatically sliding friction coefficient, temperature distribution and snow cover of road surface, and visibility. The vehicle does these tasks while driving along with other vehicles and it relays data by transmitting up-to-date information to snow removal bases.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Five volumes of papers and one volume of abstracts comprise the published set of conference materials.
  • Corporate Authors:

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    TORANOMOM 34 MORI BUILDING 1-25-5
    TORANOMON, MINATOKU, TOKYO 105  Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Kumai, N
    • AOSHIMA, N
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  • Publication Date: 1995-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 486

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00721125
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1996 12:00AM