Intelligent Data Acquisition for Intelligent Transportation Research 981198
To address the limitations of traditional data acquisition systems, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has developed a system called the Micro Data Acquisition System (Micro-DAS). The system is very small and can be installed into a variety of vehicles in a short time period. It's video recording system is capable of collecting over 22 hours of full-motion video and data acquisition is triggered based on user created events. Using these features the system allows information on driver behavior and performance, vehicle performance, and roadway environments to be recorded in-situ, ensuring real world data collection without concerns associated with vehicle familiarity or researcher presence.