Advanced Heavy Vehicle Management Systems

by C. Michael Walton, Univ of Texas, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering 21st Century Highways


This paper describes a program designed to bring to bear emerging technologies in an integrated system to facilitate heavy vehicle management (HVM). One major initiative is the Heavy Vehicle Electronic License Plate (HELP) program including the CRESCENT Demonstration Project component. The research and demonstration project is intended to design and test the integrated technologies including automatic vehicle identification (AVI), automatic vehicle classification (AVC), and weigh-in-motion (WIM) technology using low-cost technology, satellite data links, and data communication networks. The goals and objectives of the program are to define the feasibility of the HELP program and the CRESCENT Demonstration as determined by progress in achieving the following four goals: Assess the Viability of the Technology in the Highway Environment; Improve Institutional Arrangements; Measure Efficiency and Productivity; Identify Additional Applications of the Technology.

Subject Headings: Systems management | Vehicles | Automatic identification systems | Trucks | Highway and road management | Control systems | Building design | Licensure and certification

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