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Smart Call Box Field Operation Test Evaluation: Summary Report (revised Draft 5-1-97)

  • Author(s): Banks, James H.
  • Powell, Patrick A. D.
  • et al.

The Smart Call Box Field Operational Test evaluated the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of using smart call boxes for five data processing and transmission tasks: traffic census, incident detection, hazardous weather reporting, changeable message sign control, and video surveillance. Evaluation focused on assessing the cost-effectiveness of smart call boxes as compared with a baseline system using hardwire telephone communications. The evaluation was primarily based on functional adequacy and capital costs.

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