Evolution of the Highway Maintenance Concept Vehicle: Assembling the Ideal Platform for Mobile Winter Operations

With support from the Federal Highway Administration, a research consortium of state departments of transportation has undertaken the design and development of a highway maintenance concept vehicle (HMCV) deploying the latest technologies to improve snow and ice control operations. The consortium project was divided into three phases: prototype functions and feasibility; prototype evaluation; and field tests and evaluation. The project was followed by a second project, or Phase IV, for operations and field demonstrations. This article discusses the accomplishments of each of the four phases of the development of the HMCV.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 17-21
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 265
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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  • Accession Number: 01149189
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 26 2010 2:05PM