AA CONCEPTUAL MODEL FOR VEHICLE NAVIGATION SYSTEMS. IN: CONFERENCE RECORD OF PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE FIRST VEHICLE NAVIGATION AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS CONFERENCE, TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 11-13, 1989

In formal English, the term "navigate" is associated with ships, and more recently, with aircraft. However, more recently, the term "vehicle navigation" has been applied to land vehicles as well. Support of human navigation has long been a vital function of maps. Recent technological developments have led to new forms of navigation aids, not all of which include maps. Cognitive science studies the workings of the mind, and provides a useful theoretical basis for examining the navigation process and its relation to spatial learning. This in turn provides a conceptual framework for an evaluation of maps and map-alternatives for road navigation. This paper defines a number of terms and concepts related to vehicle navigation, and presents a model which can be used in designing and evaluating components of the navigation system.

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    • The Conference was sponsored jointly by IEEE , the Vehicular Technology Society, Toronto Chapter of IEEE, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, and Transport Canada.
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  • Authors:
    • Mark, D M
  • Publication Date: 1989-9

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 448-453

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  • Accession Number: 00611385
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0-9692316-2-8
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM