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United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation
OFFICE OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE TURNER-FAIRBANK HIGHWAY RESEARCH CENTER

Active Traffic Management (ATM) Study

Project Information

Project ID:
FHWA-PROJ-10-0007
Project Abstract:

This project determined both the comprehension of the ATM signs as well as the legibility distance of these signs, and determined how motorists respond to these signs in a simulated driving environment. This final report describes a series of experiments that developed alternative signs focusing on dynamic lane assignment and variable speed limits and used the deployments in Minnesota and Washington as one of the inputs to sign development. Laboratory and field studies determined both the comprehension of the ATM signs as well as their respective legibility distances. Two driving simulator studies helped determine how motorists respond to these signs in a simulated driving environment.

Goals

The key project objectives are to determine both the comprehension of the ATM signs as well as the legibility distance of these signs, and to determine how motorists respond to these signs in a simulated driving environment.

Research HUB ID:
7686
Project Status:
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount):
$350,000.00
Start Date:
End Date:
Public Access Plan:
No
Laboratory:
  • Human Factors Laboratory
FHWA Program Area:
  • Safety
FHWA AMRP Program:
  • Safety Design and Operations

Contact Information

Team:
Human Factors Team
Office:
Office of Safety Research and Development
Office Code:
HRDS-30

Management Organizations

Sponsor Organization

Organization Role:
Sponsor Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC)
Contact Role:
Program Manager

Managing Organization

Organization Role:
Project Managing Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC)
Contact Role:
Program Manager

Performing Organization

Organization Role:
Performing Organization
Organization:
Leidos