INFRARED TRAFFIC APPLICATIONS. 1ST SEMINAR ON DATA ACQUISITION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES AND THEIR ASSESSMENT FOR ROAD TRANSPORT (DACAR), HELD AT CENTRE ALBERT BORSCHETTE, 36 RUE FROISSART, BRUSSELS, 6TH SEPTEMBER 1989

This paper discusses various possibilities for the use of infra red (IR) communication in road transport. Possible applications of IR communication between a vehicle and the road infrastructure include: (1) a traffic lights repeater, displaying on the vehicle's dashboard a copy of the traffic lights display; (2) visual display inside the vehicle of maps and information useful to the driver; (3) speech transmission and reception. Possible applications of IR communication between vehicles carrying compatible equipment include: (1) the repetition of on-going actions like a braking or warning signal; (2) transmission of information about the speed, acceleration or deceleration of a vehicle; (3) indication of the presence of a vehicle in a 'blind spot'; (4) speech transmission and reception. An IR transmission system would have the following advantages: (1) capability of rapid industrial development; (2) sharp directivity of transmission, that would allow a wide range of applications; (3) compactness of transmitters and receivers; (4) excellent data transmission rate; (5) high immunity to electromagnetic disturbances. Finally, the paper describes three specific applications and discusses IR transmission difficulties. For the covering abstract of the seminar see IRRD 829799.

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    Bakkenist Management Consultants

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    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

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    European Conference of Ministers of Transport

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  • Authors:
    • Boucheron, J L
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00606108
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 92-821-1140-7
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM