THE APPLICATION OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES TO IMPROVE HIGHWAY SAFETY

Collecting complete and accurate data is essential for an effective highway safety program, and technologies can aid in ensuring that these needs are met. As part of the FHWA program, research has been conducted to examine a number of ways in which technologies can be applied to data collection, especially the collection of crash data. The technologies that are currently being evaluated include a variety of portable computers, including those with and without pen-input capabilities. In addition, the Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are being studied as a means of enhancing the collection of crash locations. Other efforts include applying expert systems to data collection, as well as scanning for other emerging technologies that may show promise for data collection but are not yet implementable.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Serial:
    • VTI Conferens
    • Publisher: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
    • ISSN: 0347-6049

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00723320
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 4A, Part 4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1996 12:00AM