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Guidelines on the use of changeable message signs. Summary report Dudek, Conrad L

By: Dudek, Conrad LPublication details: McLean, VA U.S. Department of Transportation, 1991; Federal Highway Administration, ; Dudek & Associates, ; Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, Description: 52 sSubject(s): Variable message sign | Specifications | In vehicle information | Maintenance | Legibility | Motorway | Visual display | USA | 22Online resources: Publikation/Publication Bibl.nr: VTI 92.0680Location: Abstract: This report is a summary of some of the information that was assembled and presented in final report FHWA-TS-90-043 entitled, 'Guidelines on the Use of Changeable Message Signs". The final report provides guidance on 1) selection of the appropriate type of CMS display, 2) the design and maintenance of CMSs to improve target value and motorist reception of messages, and 3) pitfalls to be avoided, and it updates information contained in the 1986 FHWA publication "Manual on Real-Time Motorist information Displays." The guidelines and updated information are based on research results and on practices being employed by highway agencies in the United States, Canada and western Europe. CMS technology developments since 1984 are emphasized. This summary report focuses on matrix-type CMSs, with particular attention to the newer light-emitting signs. Although there are many types of new and emerging CMSs technologies, CMSs that have actually been installed for highway applications are emphasized.
Item type: Reports, conferences, monographs
Holdings: VTI 92.0680

This report is a summary of some of the information that was assembled and presented in final report FHWA-TS-90-043 entitled, 'Guidelines on the Use of Changeable Message Signs". The final report provides guidance on 1) selection of the appropriate type of CMS display, 2) the design and maintenance of CMSs to improve target value and motorist reception of messages, and 3) pitfalls to be avoided, and it updates information contained in the 1986 FHWA publication "Manual on Real-Time Motorist information Displays." The guidelines and updated information are based on research results and on practices being employed by highway agencies in the United States, Canada and western Europe. CMS technology developments since 1984 are emphasized. This summary report focuses on matrix-type CMSs, with particular attention to the newer light-emitting signs. Although there are many types of new and emerging CMSs technologies, CMSs that have actually been installed for highway applications are emphasized.

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