Use of Advanced Technologies for Improving Hazmat Transportation Safety

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by Ashok B. Boghani, Arthur D. Little, Inc, Cambridge, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: State and Local Issues in Transportation of Hazardous Waste Materials: Towards a National Strategy

Abstract: This paper describes how advanced technologies can help improve the safety of over the road hazardous material transportation. The technologies discussed include driver information systems, vehicle control, surveillance and communication systems. Several specific ideas on how to evaluate the benefits of these technologies are also presented.

Subject Headings: Control systems | Information systems | Hazardous materials | Traffic safety | Transportation safety | Communication systems | Vehicles | Traffic surveillance |

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