Transportation experts have attempted to distinguish between rural and urban areas based on traffic/roadway considerations, population densities, and proximity to fast food restaurants. While these parameters may address some of the needs of users in rural or urban areas, the most appropriate method for distinguishing these areas for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) is the availability of communication infrastructure. From an ITS perspective, most user services use some type of communication system. That system or systems can take the form of broadcast subcarriers, cellular phones, or satellite links, to name just a few. This availability of communication infrastructure to meet requirements of rural travelers must be addressed in order to encourage or promote the deployment of ITS. In this paper, some of the requirements of rural travelers are discussed and descriptions of some potential communication systems that could be used to meet these requirements in rural areas are described.


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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 7p

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  • Accession Number: 00724837
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1996 12:00AM