DYNAMIC ROUTE GUIDANCE AND DRIVER INFORMATION SERVICES WITH INFRARED BEACON COMMUNICATION

During the early 1980s, new concepts for dynamic route guidance systems appeared in Europe and Japan--both were experimenting with infrared beacon communication. Recently, Japan opted for infrared short-range communication and is sponsoring a field trial with 3,000 infrared beacon heads and 500 participating vehicles. In addition, 5,000 infrared beacon heads are gradually being installed all over Japan. In Germany, the newly founded company for route guidance and driver information services, COPILOT, has deployed infrared beacons in Stuttgart and Berlin and by the 21st century all major German cities will be equipped with infrared roadside beacons. Furthermore, in Germany an electronic toll collection field trial started mid-1994, allowing all qualified technologies to compete in a multilane, high speed, free flow environment on a German autobahn. The Chip Ticket System uses infrared communications. Until now, this system reached a 100 percent performance level at speeds up to 300 km/h. The Fast-Trac Project in Oakland County, Michigan, United States, employs infrared beacons for dynamic route guidance and traffic management purposes. This paper gives a detailed overview about projects and system concepts using infrared beacon communication and explains the advantages and disadvantages of infrared.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Five volumes of papers and one volume of abstracts comprise the published set of conference materials.
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    TORANOMOM 34 MORI BUILDING 1-25-5
    TORANOMON, MINATOKU, TOKYO 105  Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Heine, S
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  • Publication Date: 1995-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 622

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00721151
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 27 1996 12:00AM