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Abstract

The project focuses on the improvement of road safety and road transport efficiency by providing better and more detailed information about road and weather conditions. A new prototype monitoring station is developed able to determine safety margins along the road using information about current and expected road and weather conditions. Account is taken of driver response to changing conditions and road configuration. The system can predict combined risks associated with hazards and an overview of changing weather conditions can be given from six hours in the past to two hours in advance. Prototype sensors are developed to determine visibility levels and road surface conditions, along with knowledge-based systems to predict fog and aquaplaning hazards.

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Authors: TNO ROAD-VEHICLES RESEARCH INSTITUTE, ;TNO PHYSICS ELECTRONICS LABORATORY, ;SEXTANT AVIONIQUE, ;CNR, ;CETE DE L'EST, ;SIAP, ;INRETS, ;TZN, ;KNMI, ;VOLVO,
Bibliographic Reference: Report: V1058/Exe EN (1992) 7 pp., ECU 5
Availability: Available from CEC, c/o Ecotec Research and Consulting Ltd., 28-34 Albert Street, Birmingham B4 7UD (GB)
Record Number: 199330490 / Last updated on: 1995-10-17
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en