ALLOCATION OF INTELLIGENCE BETWEEN THE VEHICLE AND THE INFRASTRUCTURE ON THE AUTOMATED HIGHWAY SYSTEM

An Automated Highway System (AHS) provides the promise of increased vehicle throughput without the need to acquire new right-of-way or to pour vast quantities of additional concrete. The National Automated Highway Systems Consortium are currently developing and evaluating alternative concepts for this system. There are several crosscutting issues, such as the role of the driver and the use of platoons, but the key characteristic that distinguishes the various approaches is how the sensors, communications, and command and control functions required for system operation should be distributed among the vehicles and the roadside and traffic operations center infrastructure. This paper deals with this heart of any AHS concept. More than any other concept characteristic, this one determines the safety, technological evolution rate, growth in number of equipped vehicles, total system cost, system build time, maintenance schedule, and, potentially, litigation aspects arising from use of the system.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 601-605

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724781
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1996 12:00AM