This article describes some of the cooperative driving systems and intelligent vehicle technologies, which were presented to government ministers, transport experts and the international press at the October 1994 PROMETHEUS Board Member Meeting in Paris. The CARMINAT C3 offers clear and easily understood spoken guidance in English, French or German, with colour graphics support. Many applications of short range signalling were presented, using the 5.8GHz frequency standard now adopted by PROMETHEUS partners. Demonstration vehicles, travelling on the motorway north of Paris, received information from roadside beacons, which generated graphics displays of information about weather, exit points, road works and hazards. Vehicle-to-vehicle communication via the beacon network indicated slow or stationary traffic ahead of vehicles. Many manufacturers were demonstrating Autonomous Intelligent Cruise Control (AICC) systems. Cameras on the Mercedes VITA II car monitored its whole driving environment, so that it could be driven automatically, with computer control of brakes, steering and speed; it was designed to help drivers to avoid collisions, not to replace drivers completely. For the covering abstract see IRRD 867908.

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  • Publication Date: 1994


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  • Accession Number: 00675111
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1995 12:00AM