Highway communication technology and hardware is a significant element in modern traffic surveillance and control systems. The report reviews the various technical considerations associated with the design and implementation of highway communications in traffic systems. It should serve as a technical aid in the understanding of the various elements and subsystems involved. The paper is organized into 3 major topics: (1) Information and data sources; (2) displays, and (3) communications. Additional emphasis is placed on the topic of communications since a detailed coverage of it was a major objective in writing this paper. This paper is structured around freeway and corridor systems and subsystems which incorporate or depend upon electronics for their improved operation. Particular emphasis is placed on those systems which are traffic responsive (feedback).

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Traffic Systems Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Saxton, L
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 69 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00143203
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-75-101 Spec. Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM