Implementation and Effectiveness of Autonomous Enforcement of Overweight Trucks in an Urban Infrastructure Environment

The objective of this proposal is to implement an Advanced Weigh-In-Motion (A-WIM) system for autonomous enforcement of overweight trucks and study its effectiveness in reducing the number of illegal overweight trucks in an urban infrastructure environment. The work includes the development of various algorithms to help reduce the error in weighing vehicle weight due to environmental conditions and inherent factors, to accurately quantify the effects of illegal overweight trucks on infrastructure. In addition, the team will integrate and implement different technologies, such as camera, radio frequency identification (RFID), automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), etc. with A-WIM system at two potential sites located on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, Brooklyn, NY. The team will also perform life cycle cost analysis for various types of WIM sensors and systems to promote the most efficient and appropriate WIM system for use in autonomous enforcement.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $250000
  • Contract Numbers:

    USDOT 69A3551747124

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Connected Cities for Smart Mobility towards Accessible and Resilient Transportation Center (C2SMART)

    New York University
    Tandon School of Engineering
    Brooklyn, NY  United States 
  • Performing Organizations:

    Rutgers University, Piscataway

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)
    100 Brett Road
    Piscataway, New Jersey  United States  08854-8058
  • Principal Investigators:

    Nassif, Hani

    Na, Chaekuk

    Lou, Peng

    Demiroluk, Sami

    Ozbay, Kaan

  • Start Date: 20200301
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01738839
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Connected Cities for Smart Mobility towards Accessible and Resilient Transportation Center (C2SMART)
  • Contract Numbers: USDOT 69A3551747124
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: May 5 2020 9:22AM