EXAMINATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH AUTOMATED HIGHWAY SYSTEMS

Automated highway systems (AHS) have the potential for providing considerable improvements over current roadway conditions in the areas of vehicle throughput, traffic safety, and user comfort. Issues and concerns exist, however, and automated highway systems research and development are currently at the stage wherein such problems are being precisely defined and recommendations being made for addressing them. The issues may be classified as technical, non-technical, or a combination of the two. The nontechnical issues include important environmental concerns. These concerns have generated a considerable level of intense discussion and debate and may pose a greater challenge for resolution than the more technical issues. This paper investigates environmental issues and suggests ways to resolve them.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 1127-35

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00711391
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 7 1995 12:00AM