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Automatic Height Indicator for Trucks

Automatic Height Indicator for Trucks

Postby Kondor » Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:01 pm

I don't know how relevant this idea would be in the US but in Europe it's very relevant due to the number of low bridges.

Have you ever seen a truck stuck under a bridge or crash into a bridge that was too low for the height of the truck? Well here's my idea.

Have a 2 part device that's attached to the roof of the truck cab. The first part of device scans the height of the trailer or whatever is being carried on the trailer. The second part of the device scans forward to detect low bridges etc. A small chip in the cab then determines if the bridge is too low for the trailer and sounds an alarm if it is.

This might sound like a ridiculous idea to some, but I have seen 3 different trucks get stuck under bridges that are too low, and that's within the last 4 years in my own hometown.

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Automatic Height Indicator for Trucks


Postby Steve » Sun Jul 11, 2004 6:49 am

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Postby Target359 » Sat Aug 14, 2004 2:09 am

just use a IR laser at wieght stations to give hieght indications. Of corse some bridges away from populated areas and or in low trafic areas dont have signs posting hieght :-[
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