AHMCT researchers have developed, deployed, and currently maintain several self-contained vision based sensor systems which autonomously monitor hazardous highway locations. These devices provide web-based access to both live video and recordings of past incidents trigged by configurable events. These sensors were originally developed to collect highway crash attenuator impact data and have been on-line monitoring vehicle traffic incidents for over a year and half. The monitoring device is an ideal tool for the collection of traffic incidence data which would be useful for the assessment and mitigation of hazardous highway locations
Pilot project places in the hands of Caltrans Maintenance two innovational Tow Plow trailer units for testing and evaluation in snow fighting operations on major highways over high mountain passes.
Expand the Caltrans level of service in snow clearing operations keeping essential highways clear while reducing operational and equipment costs.
A Tow Plow is a plow truck [...]
The newest generation ALCS machine have extended capabilities and are no longer limited to longitudinal only crack sealing operations. Our current machine, called the Sealzall has been developed with a multi-purpose heated hose and manual wand assembly to enable this equipment to be quickly configured for any type of crack sealing operation on the highway.
AHMCT is researching the roadside maintenance work environment to identify cost-effective deployable improvements to methods, equipment, and processes that will lessen worker injuries, increase worker effectiveness and support Caltrans goals of safety and stewardship.
The second-generation GPS-ATD to replaces traditional paper-and-pencil and computer-assisted approaches for travel surveys. The GPS-ATD minimizes the user burden during longitudinal travel behavior surveys, while providing accurate, reliable, and spatially dense traveler behavior data at a significantly reduced cost. The second-generation GPS-ATD leverages commercially available hardware combined with an enhanced version of AHMCT’s travel diary software platform.
AHMCT researchers developed a prototype machine, a dexterous manipulator, attached on a commercially available vacuum truck. AHMCT is supporting the testing and evaluation of the Vacall ARDVAC machine in Caltrans operations.
AHMCT researchers developed a prototype machine that enables a single driver operator to place or retrieve a lane closure with up to 100 cones. Design of a high capacity machine for up to 300 cones was also developed. In 2005 the Traf-tech Corporation produced a commercial machine based on the AHMCT design. AHMCT is supporting the testing and evaluation of the Traf-tech machine in Caltrans operations.