Caltrans multifaceted approach to ease traffic congestion on freeways, and its focus on vehicle electronics such as in-vehicle navigation is described. Work is also progressing on the 'SMART' corridor, a 12.3-mile stretch of the Santa Monica Freeway, which will employ in-vehicle navigation systems automated traffic surveillance, interactive signal and ramp metering control, direct access real time traffic information, and improved emergency response to improve the operating efficiency of the roadways. Work on other futuristic proposals such as electronically guided vehicles and people movers that do not require traditional forms of fuel for propulsion are described, and include the program on Advanced Technology for the Highway (PATH). Caltrans work in cooperation with the California Institute of Technology and the Ford Motor Company are also described.

  • Authors:
    • DRAGO, J V
    • Bushey, R
  • Publication Date: 1990-1

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  • Accession Number: 00493888
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1990 12:00AM