PATHFINDER SYSTEM DESIGN. IN: CONFERENCE RECORD OF PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE FIRST VEHICLE NAVIGATION AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS CONFERENCE, TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 11-13, 1989

Pathfinder is an experimental project designed to test the feasibility of using the latest technological devices to aid the motorist in avoiding urban traffic congestion. The experiment is a cooperative project between the U.S.DOT's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and General Motors. FHWA is responsible for system design and implementation; Caltrans will perform the testing and GM are providing 25 vehicles. There are four basic objectives to the project: (1) To design, install and operate a system that will provide real-time traffic congestion information to motorists in their vehicles; (2) To evaluate the driver's response to the information provided; (3) To evaluate the utility of using vehicles as a source of information on traffic conditions ; and (4) To evaluate a computer assisted method of combining real-time traffic information from various sources.

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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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    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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  • Authors:
    • Mammano, F
    • Sumner, R
  • Publication Date: 1989-9

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 484-488

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  • Accession Number: 00611400
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0-9692316-2-8
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM