It is pointed out that Intelligent Vehicle Highway System (IVHS) capabilities must be fully utilized if we are to meet the transportation demands of the future, i.e. increased travel demand and a decrease in transportation-related emissions, travel efficiency, and traffic safety. IVHS is defined as a system of vehicles and highways with a real time electonic information link between them, which increases on-the-road efficiency. As demonstrated in Japan and Europe, a public/private partnership involving government agencies, universities, and private industry is essential to successfull implemention of a national program for IVHS. The foundation for such a partnership was laid through formation of 'Mobility 2000,' a voluntary group of government, university, and industry representatives to promote the use of advanced technology to improve safety and reduce congestion. Issues that must be confronted by state transportation officials are listed and discussed: multi-jurisdictional coordination; political acceptance; technical capability; and financial barriers.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 5,7
  • Serial:
    • AASHTO Quarterly Magazine
    • Volume: 70
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
    • ISSN: 0147-4820

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00615187
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1991 12:00AM