STATUS OF A MEASUREMENT AND PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR CHARACTERIZING THE VEHICLE MOTION ENVIRONMENT (VME)

Under a cooperative agreement, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been supporting a joint effort by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) and the Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (ERIM) to develop and demonstrate a "Measurement and Processing System for Quantitatively Characterizing the Vehicle Motion Environment" (VME). The system has been built and subjected to initial trials and an effort to further refine the system technology is now proceeding. When fully operational, the portable measurement system would be moved from one road site to the next around the country, compiling an archival data set that would represent the near-range behavior of vehicles operating in traffic in the U.S. The VME data record would document our national everyday-driving experience in terms that would assist in developing an "active safety technology" (AST). This paper characterizes the state of VME development and reviews the plan for its application. Also, a review is given of the broad rationale for VME measurement in the context of the global initiative to advance crash avoidance technology.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 65-72

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00728350
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1996 12:00AM