In response to a Federal Railroad Administration request, the Transportation Systems Center evaluated the Automatic Car Identification System (ACI) used on the nation's railroads. The ACI scanner was found to be adequate for reliable data output while the label was found to cause most problems with ACI data accuracy. System costs are discussed with several considerations which, depending on the application, can minimize system cost. A number of effective applications of ACI are cited. In addition several reasons why system implementation has not proceeded as planned are discussed. Finally, recommended Department of Transportation actions are included. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • TROUP, K F
  • Publication Date: 1972-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 35 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039295
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TSC-FAA-72-3 Tech Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-212
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1973 12:00AM