A perspective view of Japanese research and development (R&D) activities of driver information systems is given from the standpoint of developing joint projects by public and private sectors. First, a brief history of the R&D activities is illustrated from above mentioned standpoint. Then, two major projects, Advanced Mobile Traffic Information and Communication System (AMTICS) and Road Automobile Communication System (RACS), and the social background of these projects are explained. In order to give a clear idea of both projects some technical details are treated. Based on the history and the present status of the developments, the basic design conceptions of Japanese driver information systems are explained and several factors or reasons which have influence to the design conception are discussed. Then, the promoting systems of the R&D activities are generally explained and present status of the projects and future problems in developing more advanced systems are also handled. A brief discussion on the establishment of international standard is also given. (TRRL) (Author/TRRL)


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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 263-84
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00623749
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1992 12:00AM