|| KMFDATA LLC
Karen Fiorillo, Esq.
Principal - Office Manager
HABLAMOS ESPANOL, SE PARLA ITALIANO
Test vehicle techniques (often
referred to as “floating car”) are the most common
travel time collection methods and consist of a vehicle(s) that is
dispatched to drive with the traffic stream for the express purpose of
Data collection personnel within the test vehicle control the speed of
according to set driving guidelines (“average car”, “floating car”, or
car”: A passenger in the test vehicle manually
record travel times at designated checkpoints using a clipboard and
stopwatch, or computer
instrumentation may be used to record vehicle speed, travel times or
distances at preset checkpoints
receiver coupled with a laptop computer can be used to record
the test vehicle’s position and speed
at time intervals as frequent as every second.
License plate matching techniques
consist of collecting vehicle license plate
characters and arrival times at various checkpoints, matching the
between consecutive checkpoints, and computing travel times from the
between arrival times.
portable laptop computer-based method relies on human observers
to transcribe the license plate numbers into the computer in the field,
then match the license plates
by computer at a later time.
cameras or camcorders can also be used to collect license plates
information for late analysis.