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Smart Call Box Field Operation Test Evaluation: Summary Report (revised Draft 5-1-97)

James H. Banks and Patrick A. D. Powell

Institute of Transportation Studies, Research Reports, Working Papers, Proceedings from Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley

Abstract: The Smart Call Box Field Operational Test evaluated the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of using smart call boxes for five data processing and transmission tasks: traffic census, incident detection, hazardous weather reporting, changeable message sign control, and video surveillance. Evaluation focused on assessing the cost-effectiveness of smart call boxes as compared with a baseline system using hardwire telephone communications. The evaluation was primarily based on functional adequacy and capital costs.

Keywords: Disabled vehicles on express highways; Cellular radio; Highway communications--California--San Diego; Automatic data collection systems; Emergency road service (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1997-01-01
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