One out of every two people in Japan owns an automobile. There are nearly 5,500 kilometers of expressway in the island nation, but they are crowded. The length of expressway per vehicle in Japan is one-fifth of Germany's and one-third of France's. Heavy volumes of freight move over the road network. In spite of efforts to increase highway safety, fatalitiess are on the increase. Even though the country's ordinary road network is relatively well developed it is not sufficient to meet growing usage demand. To cope with such high-density traffic Japan has spurred the development of intensive control and information networks. With Japan hosting this year's gathering of world leaders at the Second Annual ITS World Conference, the ITS Quarterly invited three prominent Japanese to review ITS programs in their country.

  • Corporate Authors:

    ITS America

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  • Authors:
    • Kawashima, H
    • Fujii, H
    • Ishii, S
  • Publication Date: 1995-10


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 27-33
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00713685
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 26 1995 12:00AM