The purpose of this report is to assess ongoing European, Japanese, and U.S. Intelligent Vehicle Highway System (IVHS) research initiatives; analyze the potential impacts of foreign IVHS programs on the introduction of advanced technology for the benefit of U.S. highway users and on U.S. vehicle manufacturers and related industries; and make appropriate legislative and/or programmatic recommendations. Chapter I is an executive summary of the report. Chapter II describes what an IVHS is and why there has been growing interest in the development and use of IVHS technologies to improve the safety and efficiency of the highway system. Chapter III describes various IVHS technologies and discusses how each of them could affect highway travel. Chapter IV describes the major European and Japanese IVHS research programs. Chapter V describes IVHS programs now underway in the United States. Chapter VI discusses the effect of foreign IVHS programs on highway users and on U.S. motor vehicle and electronics companies; it also discusses the benefits domestic highway users could receive if IVHS technologies were widely adopted. The last chapter, Chapter VII, presents conclusions and recommendations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Transportation

    Office of the Secretary of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1990-3

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 71 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00493696
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-P-37-90-1
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1990 12:00AM