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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  • Pagination: p. 53-59

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