The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA's) In-Vehicle Information Systems (IVIS) program addresses the in-vehicle aspects of Advanced Traveler Information Systems and will use computer and communications technology to provide real-time information to drivers. IVIS have the potential to improve highway safety and reduce traffic congestion by presenting drivers with accurate and timely information about roadway conditions so they can make informed decisions. Research has been completed on preliminary human factors design guidelines and cost benefit analyses. IVIS could significantly benefit older drivers by presenting standardized visual and auditory information within vehicles, thereby reducing the need for drivers to scan the environment to detect and read roadway signs. Recent research on drivers' detection of and compliance with signs presented on standard highway signs and through IVIS indicates that IVIS will likely lead to more timely information and better sign detection and compliance for all drivers, regardless of the visibility condition.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, 6300 Georgetown Pike
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Authors:
    • Tignor, S C
    • Alicandri, E
  • Publication Date: 1996-3


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00724844
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-042 081, FHWA-RD-96-006
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1996 12:00AM