Results and Lessons to be Learned from a Pilot Project on Hazardous Goods Monitoring

During 2007, ASFINAG, Austria’s motorway operator, conducted a pilot project on hazardous goods monitoring in tunnels called TAG|IT. The general ideas, technologies and processes behind the project – as presented at the last ITS World Congress - were designed to facilitate a system that is both inexpensive to implement as well as easy to use by the participating freight and logistics companies. After a four month test and more than 400 passages through a selected tunnel, the findings were quite diverse: Whereas technical aspects of the project worked well, the human aspects failed to a great extend. Information exchange with other European infrastructure providers showed similar experiences. This paper presents the results of TAG|IT, analyzes its failures, and tries to derive lessons to be learned for future endeavors in the field of hazardous goods monitoring.


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  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 6p
  • Monograph Title: ITS Connections: Saving Time. Saving Lives

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  • Accession Number: 01146745
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 2009 8:13AM