Methods for determining need for treating a vehicle travel surface

  • US 7,683,804 B2
  • Filed: 10/31/2007
  • Issued: 03/23/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/08/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. System for applying conditioning treatment to a roadway, comprising:

  • a spreader vehicle; and

    a remote station in remote communication with the spreader vehicle, wherein the remote communication occurs at least in part wirelessly and comprises data directing application of the conditioning treatment to the roadway;

    the data comprising one or more of (a) a recommendation for application of the conditioning treatment, the recommendation generated at the spreader vehicle based on at least one of sensed weather at the vehicle and previous treatments of the roadway, (b) controls for controlling application of the conditioning treatment, and (c) weather information; and

    wherein one or both of the recommendation and the sensed weather are transmitted from the vehicle to the remote station, as the data;

    sensed weather comprising one or more of barometric pressure, wind velocity, wind speed, precipitation type, moisture content of precipitation, humidity and air temperature.

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