Use of Advanced Technologies for Improving Hazmat Transportation Safety

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


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 | Hazardous materials | Transportation safety | Information systems | Communication systems | Information management | Risk management | Traffic safety

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