Webinar: Level of Service Requirements for Freight on Rural Roads and Refinement of Heavy Vehicle Roughness Band Index

Date: Thursday, 31 January 2019
Location: Online, 1:00pm AEDT
Organiser: Austroads
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Austroads has recently published a report that proposes a ride quality index of roads for heavy vehicles, a heavy vehicle equivalent of the International Roughness Index (IRI) for cars.

The study investigated the perceived safety and comfort of drivers in a range of vehicles for the purpose of setting LOS standards, as well as collecting driver seat vibration data to refine a new ride quality index for heavy vehicles.

The value of the road freight task in Australia in relation to gross domestic product is the highest of all OECD countries.  With Australia’s freight task expected to double over the next 20 years, understanding the interaction between heavy vehicles and the roads they drive on is essential.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about

  • the background of the study
  • a proposed index for objectively measuring the ride quality of freight vehicles
  • the design and conditions of roads influencing subjective perceptions of safety and comfort.

Join in a live Q&A with our presenter to have your questions answered.

Presented by Ulysses Ai

Ulysses has led projects for 11 years as a research scientist within ARRB’s asset management team. The majority of Ulysses’ work focusses on conducting experimental work, new areas of research, and the transferral of research findings into practical methods.

No charge but registration is essential.

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