Highway Maintenance Concept Vehicle, Phase IV
Principal investigator: Stephen Andrle
Co-principal investigator: Dennis Kroeger
Start date: 02/01/01
End date: 05/31/02
Project web page: http://www.ctre.iastate.edu/research/conceptv/index.htm
Report: June 2002, http://www.intrans.iastate.edu/reports/concept4.pdf 3.77MB (*pdf)
Related publications: Measuring friction on icy, snowy roadways (CTRE en Route) February 2001
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Sponsor(s):Iowa Department of Transportation
About the research
Abstract: The highway concept vehicle is a mobile laboratory that seeks to examine and test newly emerging technologies that have potential for improving the level of service during the winter. The objective of Phase IV included improving the level of service at the least cost to taxpayers and reducing the impact on the environment. This was accomplished by using data and information regarding actual road conditions to facilitate and adjust snow and ice control activities.