Current Methods for Improved Tire-Pavement Interaction

by Bob M. Galloway, Prof. of Civ. Engrg. and Res. Engr.; Texas Transp. Inst., Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX,
Jon A. Epps, Asst. Prof. of Civ. Engrg. and Asst. Res. Engr.; Texas Transp. Inst., Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 4, Pg. 915-929

Document Type: Journal Paper


The critical importance of improved safety on the streets and highways of the world today demands the attention of many disciplines in the scientific community. It is definitely not a problem for highway engineers alone. The talents and expertise of the many and varied technical and scientific personnel must be combined in a team effort applied in a systematic fashion to successfully solve the safety problem. The safe operation of today's automotive vehicles involves three primary factors and these are the vehicle, the driver, and the roadway. The interactions among the driver, vehicle, and roadway are very complex and in many instances do not lend themselves to a simple engineering solution, but rather are often dependent upon human behavior and political decisions.

Subject Headings: Vehicles | Driver behavior | Vehicle-pavement interaction | Highway engineering | Traffic safety | Human factors | Streets | Highways and roads

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