The 6th Edition of the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) was released in 2016 and is now the standard for both the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam and Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exam. The title of this new HCM is "HCM 6th Edition: A Guide for Multimodal Mobility Analysis". This edition of the HCM provides methods for evaluating multimodal operations of freeways, highways, and arterial streets. The focus of this course is on providing a general overview of the content and organization of the HCM 6th edition and highlighting revisions/updates from the previous edition of the HCM (HCM 2010). The course does not provide detailed coverage of analysis methodology elements. Due to the volume of material covered in the HCM, some general knowledge of the document(s) may be helpful to completing this course, but it is not required.
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It has been approximately 100 years since the motorized vehicle replaced the horse and buggy. The future of highway transportation is now undergoing another major revolution as engineers across numerous disciplines (transportation, automotive, technology, etc.) work towards moving the responsibility of driving the automobile from human to machine. The development of cars driven completely without aid by a human driver (i.e., driverless cars), commonly referred to as ‘automated’ vehicles, will certainly give more appropriate meaning to the term ‘auto’-mobile.
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The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) provides national standards and guidance with respect to location, shape, size, and color for roadway signs, markings, and signals. Such guidance and standards are intended to enhance transportation safety and efficiency and provide uniformity of such devices to drivers across of the United States.n this course, you will learn about general guidelines for traffic control devices, how to utilize the MUTCD effectively, sign functions and purposes, sign types and designs and general sign guidance on shapes, color, dimensions, location and more.
The best-selling Principles of Highway Engineering and Traffic Analysis, 7e, provides the depth of coverage necessary to solve the highway-related problems that are most likely to be encountered in engineering practice. The focus on highway transportation is appropriate in light of the dominance of the highway mode in the U.S. and available employment opportunities. Instructors can be confident their students are learning the fundamentals needed to undertake upper-level transportation courses, enter transportation employment with a basic knowledge of highway and traffic engineering, and answer transportation-related questions on the Fundamentals of Civil Engineering and Professional Engineering exams.
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