The application of technology can add efficiency and capacity to a highway system without adding pavement. At the same time, it can reduce congestion, pollution, and accidents. In addition, it is highly probable that technological improvements will have positive benefit/cost ratios as well. In the U.S. smart cars and smart highways technology is available. What America needs is an action program now to begin deriving the benefits within our lifetimes. The Highway/Vehicle Technology Committee of the Highway Users Federation is cooperating with the U.S. Department of Transportation in an effort to bring such advances together in a coordinated national effort. Four basic elements of intelligent vehicle/highway systems (IVHS) have been identified: advanced transportation management systems; advanced driver information systems; heavy vehicle and commercial operations systems; and advanced vehicle control systems. Following a discussion of each of these four elements, this booklet presents eight steps recommended by the Highway Users Federation to put IVHS in place in the U.S.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Users Federation for Safety and Mobility

    1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Publication Date: 1990

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00493693
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1990 12:00AM