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Non-Intrusive Traffic Detection (NIT1)
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Non-Instrusive Traffic Detection (NIT1)

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The goal of this two year test on non-intrusive technologies was to provide traffic data collection practitioners with useful information on performance of various non-intrusive traffic detection, counting, speed measuring and classification technologies. The devices were considered non-intrusive if they could be installed, calibrated and maintained without closing traffic lanes. The test was performed in a variety of traffic and climatic conditions to test the full range of capabilities of each device and technology. Urban freeway and intersection locations in Minneapolis provided a wide variety of traffic volumes, speeds and vehicle mix conditions as well as climatic conditions including snow, rain, fog, sun glare and extreme cold.