This report presents a review of the state-of-the-art of automatic fleet monitoring, vehicular monitoring/control and travel support systems, and a brief update on navigation systems. The report covers several well-established fleet monitoring technologies: automatic vehicle identification, classification, location, and monitoring, and weigh-in-motion. Image processing systems are also discussed. The section on on-board monitoring/control technologies focuses on the increasing sophistication of power train, chassis, auxiliary, driver interface, and feedback control systems. Travel support systems are divided into three groups: traffic information broadcasting, trip planning, and entertainment/communication systems. An update on vehicle navigation systems is presented in matrix format. Functional diagrams and lists of known equipment suppliers are included. Application examples are also presented, such as the Heavy Vehicle Electronic Licence Plate Program, which is designed to increase the long-haul trucking industry's productivity and make road safety related enforcement more effective. Discussion on market perspectives covers recent technology developments and survey results indicating customer preferences on vehicle electronics. The report highlights the need for an integrated intelligent system. It recommends that all systems intended to support navigation, maneuvering and control tasks receive a full human factors evaluation covering physical, perceptual, cognitive and motivational abilities and limitations. It recommends the establishment of a Canadian intelligent vehicle highway system program to increase transportation productivity, equity and road safety, to help conserve resources and improve air quality, and to make travel more predictable and enjoyable.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Parviainen & Associates

    1125 Linbrook Road
    Oakville, Ontario L6J 2L3,   Canada 

    Transportation Development Centre

    Complexe Guy Favreau, 200 Dorchester Blvd West, Suite 601
    Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1X4,   Canada 

    Ontario Ministry of Transportation

    1201 Wilson Avenue
    Downsview, Ontario  Canada  M3M 1J8
  • Authors:
    • Webster, J L
    • Levy, A B
    • Smiley, A M
    • FRENCH, R L
  • Publication Date: 1990-10

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00605754
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TP 10473E (TDC), TDS-90-01 (MTO)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM