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Best Practices for Road Weather Management Version 2.0


Intelligent Vehicle Initiative: Specialty Vehicle Platform Results from Minnesota's Field Operational Test


In November 1999, the United States DOT FHWA awarded a major Intelligent Vehicle Initiative (IVI) grant to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The intent of the project was to identify the safety and operational impacts of the technology, to guide future decisions regarding installation on specialized vehicles, and to encourage the development and appropriate deployment of such systems on all vehicle platforms. The technologies were tested in four snowplows, a State Patrol squad car, and an ambulance on a fifty-mile rural highway. This paper provides an overview of the project including technologies, evaluation, and findings.


82nd Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting, Minnesota DOT. For an electronic copy of this resource, please direct your request to

Date: 2003




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