Defining the Digital Highway

The "Digital Highway" is a static, dynamic, and real-time description of the physical and operational characteristics of our nation's highways that positively impacts the performance, efficiency, safety, security and comfort of drivers. The digital highway is the backbone that supports the concept of the intelligent highway transportation system of the future. The information contained in the digital highway database will be used to support future research in a wide range of transportation areas. This project focuses developing all of the parameters needed to define the "Digital Highway" on 10 miles of highway in Nevada. The proposed research is focused on defining10 miles of Nevada highway as a digital highway. The static and dynamic parameters that describe the section of highway will be measured and defined. The test vehicle will be used to monitor and record the real-time parameters that are required to define the selected section of highway. A web based system will be developed to store and display the information recorded on the digital highway.

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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada

    600 S Grand Central Pkwy
    Suite 350
    Las Vegas, NV  United States  89106
  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Center

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    4505 Maryland Parkway, MS 4007
    Las Vegas, NV  United States  89154
  • Principal Investigators:

    Shankar, Swetha

    Karamcheti, Aditya

    Miryala, Anup

    Ramasamy, Subramanian

    Abella, Robert

  • Start Date: 20070901
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20081231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 18612

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01468416
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0034
  • Files: UTC, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:50PM