Vehicle-Based Low Clearance Detector

The considered technology was vehicle-based (as opposed to infrastructure-based). In comparison, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) looked at reducing bridge strikes using technologies that were installed on infrastructure. Infrastructure-based technologies were not a complete solution to the problem of avoiding bridge strikes because they were expensive and there was no requirement for the local or State governments that owned the bridges to install the technologies. Global positioning systems for trucks were also not a complete solution because there were many low-clearance overpasses that were not documented, and thus not in a navigation database for trucks. There was also no requirement for a local or State government to document all low-clearance overpasses.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $150,000
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Kwan, Quon

  • Performing Organizations:

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    Transportation Planning Division
    55 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142-1093
  • Start Date: 20150500
  • Expected Completion Date: 20161012
  • Actual Completion Date: 20160900

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01592640
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 4 2016 8:16AM