The program described by this eight-volume report identified the issues and risks associated with the potential design, development, and operation of an Automated Highway System (AHS), a highway system that utilizes limited access roadways and provides "hands off" driving. The AHS effort was conducted by a team formed and directed by the Calspan Advanced Technology Center. Primary Team members included Calspan, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Dunn Engineering Associates, and Princeton University. Supporting members of the team were BMW, New York State Thruway Authority, New York State Department of Transportation, Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the New Jersey Department of Transportation, Boston Research, Vitro Corporation, and Michael P. Walsh of Walsh Associates. Calspan provided overall management and integration of the program and had lead responsibility for 5 of the 17 tasks. Parsons Brinckerhoff provided transportation planning and engineering expertise and had lead responsibility for 5 tasks. Dunn Engineering provided traffic engineering expertise and had lead responsibility on 2 tasks. Princeton supported the areas of transportation planning and automated control. The 17 task reports (A through P plus Representative Systems Configurations) are organized into 8 volumes. This volume, which describes AHS systems analyses, covers 5 tasks. Automated Check-In Analysis (Task B) was supervised by Thomas F. Leney of Calspan. Automated Check-Out Analysis (Task C) was supervised by Douglas J. Funke of Calspan supported by consultant Caren Levine as well as Kimberly Witherow and Brenda Knight of Calspan. Lateral and Longitudinal Control Analysis (Task D) was supervised by Thomas F. Leney of Calspan and supported by Robert L. Gordon of Dunn Engineering for alternative system designs, infrastructure electronics reliability, and functional/cost analysis; consultant Ditmar Bock was a major contributor to sensor studies, and consultant Lorianne Ferger provided much of the review of the sensor state of the art. AHS Entry/Exit Implementation was supervised by Philip A. Reynolds of Calspan and supported by consultant Agamemnon L. Crassidis, and Robert Gordon and Egan Smith of Dunn Engineering for queueing analyses. Vehicle Operations (Task L) was supervised by Farhad Pooran of Parsons Brinckerhoff/Farradyne Systems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Calspan Corporation Program Manager: J.A. Elias.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Advanced Technology Center

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  United States  14225

    Federal Highway Administration

    Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, 6300 Georgetown Pike
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Publication Date: 1995-6


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 558 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00722559
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Resource Materials, FHWA-RD-95-122, Calspan Rept No. 8281-1
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-93-C-00192
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1996 12:00AM