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Consider that the most important performance characteristic (Wt/Hp) varies even for the same truck when that is loaded versus when it is empty! Also, acceleration is higher at lower speeds, and it decreases gradually as the vehicle reaches higher speeds. The acceleration fluctuates significantly, and thus modeling it presents a challenge. 15 ft/s2 . The 13 classes described above are often combined based on the purposes of the classification. For example, the second and third classes of vehicles are often combined into one category named “passenger cars” because automated vehicle classifiers have difficulty distinguishing between them.
In the time–space diagram, x ¼ 0 is the location where the vehicle begins decelerating, and x ¼ À66 ft is the initial location of the vehicle. As estimated above and shown in Fig. 5, the vehicle will not be able to stop safely with the given acceleration function. Part (b) In this case, the vehicle travels through the intersection without decelerating. The distance covered during the yellow interval is estimated using Eq. 4): xðtÞ ¼ vt ¼ 45 Â ð5, 280=3, 600Þ Â 3 ¼ 198 ft The vehicle will narrowly miss the yellow interval and will cross the intersection during the red.
Four or fewer axle single-trailer trucks: This class includes all vehicles with four or fewer axles consisting of two units, one of which is a tractor or straight truck power unit. Five-axle single-trailer trucks: This class includes all five-axle vehicles consisting of two units, one of which is a tractor or straight truck power unit. Six or more axle single-trailer trucks: This class includes all vehicles with six or more axles consisting of two units, one of which is a tractor or straight truck power unit.