TRAFFIC SIGNALS IN CARS SAVE FUEL

Brief details are given of two new systems. The first, developed by Volkswagen in conjunction with Siemens, will be tested as a pilot scheme in Wolfsburg with the help of the local council. The central feature of the scheme is a link between computer controlled traffic signals and lights on the vehicle dashboard, which tell drivers to slow down or speed up. The system should smooth traffic flow, save fuel and cut pollution. System 2, developed by General Motors, is a satellite navigation system for cars, in which drivers key in a computer their destination at the start of a journey, then get continuous instructions at each junction about which way to turn. (TRRL)

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    IPC Magazine Limited

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  • Publication Date: 1984-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 27
  • Serial:
    • NEW SCIENTIST
    • Issue Number: 1405
    • Publisher: REED BUSINESS INFORMATION LTD
    • ISSN: 0262-4079

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00387245
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM