The ADVANCE (Advanced Driver and Vehicle Advisory Navigation Concept) Project is an ATIS demonstration project located in northeastern Illinois. The initial project focus was to provide real-time information to vehicles for use in route guidance. Over a seven month period, 75 vehicles were used in a 300 square mile area testing a dynamic route guidance system. The vehicles utilized differential GPS navigation as well as dead reckoning and map matching to navigate their way through the study area. The vehicles themselves acted as probes, sending real-time travel information to a Traffic Information Center that in turn transmitted the information to other vehicles to aid in dynamic route planning. This paper focuses on the current status of the system. Integration was completed on the four subsystems and system evaluation commenced in June 1995. Extensive testing was performed on the dynamic capabilities of the subsystems with the result some algorithms have required retuning. Public drivers participated in general data collection, yoked driver tests and familiar driver tests through the end of 1995. The in-vehicle portion of ADVANCE has now been completed and the transformation is well underway of the Traffic Information Center to a regional center distributing travel time information for the Gary-Chicago-Milwaukee Corridor.


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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 87-92

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  • Accession Number: 00724721
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 7 1996 12:00AM