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Title:Evaluating the Potential of Remote Sensing Rural Road and Travel Conditions
Authors:Eugene Wilson and Kevin French
University:University of Wyoming
Publication Date:May 1992
Report #:MPC-92-10
Project #:MPC-006
TRID #:00634418
Keywords:crash data, data collection, guides to the literature, literature reviews, passenger information systems, radio, real time control, real time data processing, recommendations, remote sensing, rural highways, spot speed, surveys, traveler information and communication systems, variable message signs, weather conditions
Type:Research Report – MPC Publications


Communication of current road and travel conditions may potentially reduce the number of accidents attributable to wintertime driving in rural mountain states. This research paper addresses the provision of current road and travel information to road users. There is a potential for using real-time remote weather and traffic information to assist governmental bodies in updating road and travel information. The road and travel information can be communicated to road users using a variety of devices including changeable message signs, road and travel telephone numbers, road and travel information on public radio, and linear radio.

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