PRECURSOR SYSTEMS ANALYSES OF AUTOMATED HIGHWAY SYSTEMS. FINAL REPORT. ACTIVITY AREA G: COMPARABLE SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

This activity is performed in order to derive benefits from past experience in the design, implementation, deployment, and operation of comparable systems that could be applied to Automated Highway Systems (AHSs). The activity identifies 12 existing systems that share a number of characteristics with AHS. Public interaction, safety, reliability, and complexity are emphasized. Three systems, the Bay Area Rapid Transit system, automotive air bag systems, and the TRAVTEK automotive navigation system, were chosen for analysis in detail. Lessons learned in the development and deployment of these systems offer insight into appropriate techniques for technical systems specifications, verification of system performance, initial pre-deployment, quality assurance, human factors, and maintenance. Non-technical issues are also explored including the effects of political pressure and management/funding philosophy. Concerns about privacy, liability and public confidence are also examined.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Delco Electronics Corporation

    Delco Systems Operations, 6767 Hollister Avenue
    Goleta, CA  United States  93117-3000

    Federal Highway Administration

    Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, 6300 Georgetown Pike
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Authors:
    • Hickman, M
    • Bonderson, L
    • Livers, G
    • Craig, D
    • Lewis, D
    • Culver, B
  • Publication Date: 1995-5

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 88 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00722571
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Resource Materials, FHWA-RD-95-143
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-93-C-00194
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1996 12:00AM