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Evaluation of Florida Vehicle Classification Table

Title: Evaluation of Florida Vehicle Classification Table.
Name(s): Masaki, Jaqueline Eliabu, author
Moses, Ren, professor directing thesis
Ozguven, Eren Erman, committee member
Sobanjo, John Olusegun, 1958-, committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Engineering, degree granting college
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (98 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Accurate vehicle classification data is fundamental to pavement design and road safety analysis. In addition, vehicle classification data is important for Florida Department of Transportation’s Transportation Statistics Office’s clients including consultants, researchers, designers, and planners who use the data to perform various analyses. In the mid-1980s, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) developed a standardized vehicle classification system which was designed to meet the needs of many traffic data users. This resulted in the FHWA 13-category classification rule set presently used for most Federal reporting requirements. Furthermore, this serves as the foundation for most State vehicle classification reporting efforts.The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) uses the FHWA F-Scheme to classify vehicles throughout the state highway system. This scheme relies mainly on the number of axles and the axle spacing, but on some Weigh-in-Motion (WIM) sites, vehicle weights are also used to improve classification. This thesis evaluates the performance of the Florida vehicle classification table of non-WIM sites using video data as the ground truth.This thesis has two main parts. Part I compares the performance of different data recorders that use FDOT vehicle classification table for WIM and non-WIM sites in classifying vehicles and evaluate the misclassification rates for each recorder. Part II evaluates the accuracy of the Florida vehicle classification table, determines the sources of misclassification, describes the changes recommended in the classification table to improve the classification accuracy, proposes and validates the improved vehicle classification table. This report will be of interest to Florida Department of Transportation and consultants, researchers, engineers, designers, and planners who require accurate vehicle classification information for planning, designing and maintenance of transportation infrastructures.
Identifier: FSU_2016SU_Masaki_fsu_0071N_13458 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Civil Engineering in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester 2016.
Date of Defense: July 6, 2016.
Keywords: classifier, decision tree, misclassification, vehicle classification
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Ren Moses, Professor Directing Thesis; Eren Erman Ozguven, Committee Member; John Sobanjo, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Civil engineering
Transportation -- Planning
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Owner Institution: FSU

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