AN ADVANCED PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION/PUBLIC INFORMATION SYSTEM

ATHENA is an IVHS/NII-based "smart community" system. It is designed to be a user-friendly, taxpayer-friendly and environment-friendly way to : - reduce traffic congestion, gasoline consumption, air pollution and mobility problems, and - increase business, employment, education, recreation and other opportunities, for residents of urban, suburban and rural communities. Since it employs advanced communications and computer technologies to improve the transportation of people and goods, ATHENA is an Intelligent Vehicle-Highway Systems (IVHS) or "smart cars, smart highways" project. Since it employs advanced communications and computer technologies to improve access to information and information-based services, ATHENA is a National Information Infrastructure (NII) or "information superhighway" project.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 211-222

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00713940
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 20 1995 12:00AM