Using Real-Time Road Condition Measurements for Automated Winter Road Maintenance

Status:  Complete
Report Date:  09/05/2007


Researchers developed and tested a first-of-its-kind measurement system that, when mounted on snowplows, produces real-time measurements of the tire-road friction coefficient. These measurements are used to automatically adjust the application of deicing chemicals, which allows deicing materials to be used more efficiently and reduces environmental damage from chemical runoff.

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