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Data collection technology at ARRB Transport Research

Roper, Philip

Strategy & Theory


ARRB Transport Research has developed a range of data collection systems for use in road network surveys and behavioural studies.

One such technology is the ARRB TR video trailer.  The trailer can be set up on roadways or in carparks and enables un-supervised video capture of vehicle or pedestrian movements for later analysis.  Recent research has used vision from the video trailer together with data from vehicle mounted accelerometers, in an analysis of the movement of vehicles over undulating road surfaces.

In another application of innovative technology, ARRB TR was recently involved in the development and installation of systems designed to detect the in-vehicle use of occupant safety measures.

This paper details the use of some of ARRB TR?s advanced data collection tools, including the video trailer, in recent research projects.