The article points out the need for close cooperation between government and industry, and for comprehensive political decisions for the success of efforts towards implementing intelligent vehicle systems in the United States. General Motors, the Federal Highway Administrtion and California Department of Transportation are currently testing an in-vehicle navigation system refined to receive and display traffic and accident information to ease congestion in the heavily traveled Santa Monica corridor. In Europe, fourteen auto manufactuers, 40 research institutes and 5 governments are cooperating to make traffic safer, more efficient and more economical through the development of intelligent systems. Similar work is reported in Japan. Besides reduced congestion, increased safety, other benefits of such systems include better emergency response systems, better rationalization of goods traffic, efficient public transportation, and fuel savings estimated about 25%. Efforts by the U.S. government to promote research in this area are noted.

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  • Accession Number: 00493864
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1990 12:00AM