INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS FOR SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES

This paper discusses efforts to define the vision and future of these technologies. IVHS will help support more sustainable transportation system development only if it is redefined as part of a broader vision. Recasting IVHS in the multi-modal framework of ITS -- as has been recently proposed by the Coordinating Council of IVHS AMERICA, a U.S. DOT advisory group -- is symbolic of the beginning of this redefinition process. Alternative visions of IVHS/ITS should be explored with vigor as part of the IVHS architecture development process, which is working to establish national system standards over the next two years. A premature forced consensus on the vision of IVHS/ITS will lay the foundation for long-term conflict rather than cooperation. It is in the interests of industry, transportation interests, the environmental community, and society at large to seek out a win-win vision for IVHS/ITS that meets shared objectives and goals.

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  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 53-59

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  • Accession Number: 00713933
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1995 12:00AM