FLASH (FLASH LIGHTS AND SEND HELP) - A COOPERATIVE MOTORIST AID SYSTEM

FLASH (Flash Lights and Send Help) was designed to test the operational feasibility of cooperative motorists using their headlights to aid distressed motorists. To this end a 50-mile segment of Interstate Highway 4 (1-4) in Florida was selected for an evaluation site. Along this section, motorists are instructed in the operation of FLASH by a series of roadside signs. The roadside equipment detects motorists' flashes and transmits a signal to the central monitor at the Florida Highway Patrol Troop Headquarters. There, all of the signals from 20 detector stations are processed and the locations of stranded motorists are displayed on a console. The evaluation program proved FLASH to be an effective motorist aid system.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with the Florida Department of Transportation and the Florida Highway Patrol.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Airborne Instruments Laboratory

    Cutler-Hammer, Incorporated, Commac Road
    Deer Park, NY  USA  11729
  • Authors:
    • Adler, B
    • Martin, J R
    • MORTON, G W
    • Wisepart, I S
  • Publication Date: 1971-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 214 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00046259
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AIL-3023-1 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-6416
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1973 12:00AM