Concept Highway Maintenance Vehicle Final Report: Phase Two

Note: the following files are in pdf format. To read pdf files, you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader, located at the Adobe download site.

Cover and Table of Contents (pdf file)
(There are also links to each chapter within the table of contents.)

Executive Summary (pdf file)


Chapter 1: Study Overview (pdf file)

Chapter 2: Phase I Summary (pdf file)

Technology Discussion

Chapter 3: Proof of Concept (pdf file)

Chapter 4: Introduction to Technologies (pdf file)

Chapter 5: Trucks, Plows, Spreaders (pdf file)

Chapter 6: PlowMaster (pdf file)

Chapter 7: Global Positioning System (GPS) (pdf file)

Chapter 8: Friction Meter (pdf file)

Chapter 9: Temperature Sensors (pdf file)

Chapter 10: Power Booster (pdf file)

Chapter 11: Lighting (Vehicle Conspicuity) (pdf file)

Chapter 12: Backup Vehicle Stop Sensors (pdf file)

Chapter 13: Data Management (pdf file)


Chapter 14: Cost Implications of Technology Applications (pdf file)

Chapter 15: Operator Input and Acceptance (pdf file)

Chapter 16: New and Developing Technologies (pdf file)

Chapter 17: Data Integration with DOT Management Systems (pdf file)


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