With the call again by the Ministry of Construction as in last year automakers and infrastructure manufacturers on the road side converged again, putting the AHS (Automated Highway System) to test for approximately one month starting in September 1996 on Joshinetsu Highway in Komoro City, Nagano. Honda participated in the project together again this time with Sumitomo Electric Industries, Inc. The course used this time covered around trip portion of approximately 5.5 km of the highway before it opened to public. Similar to last year, each vehicle position was orientated by detecting magnetic fields of magnetic nails that are buried in the road surface. The system works by acquiring such information as driving speed commands, preceding traffic and road conditions, etc. transmitting them via road-to-vehicle communications through LCXS (Leakage Coaxial Cables). Having conducted this on-road experiment this year of the Automated Highway System, we were able to confirm the validity of an inertial navigation system that keeps lanes of 350-400 m without having to detect magnetic nails that function as lane markers

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Publication Date: 1997 Published By: ITS America, Washington DC
  • Corporate Authors:

    Honda Gijutsu Kenkyujo


    Sumitomo Denki Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


    University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

    2901 Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109-2150

    Maryland State Highway Administration

    2323 West Joppa Road
    Brooklandville, MD  United States  21022

    Morgan State University

    National Transportation Center, 1700 East Cold Spring Lane
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21251

    PB Farradyne

    444 South Flower Street, Suite 3700
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90071

    Viggen Corporation


    University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    130 Natural Resources Road
    Amherst, MA  United States  01003

    Transformation Systems, Incorporated

    2537 S Gessner, Suite 212
    Houston, TX  United States  77063

    University of California, Davis

    Plug-in Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Research Center, Institute of Transportation Studies
    Davis, CA  United States  95616

    University of Wisconsin, Madison

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    1415 Engineering Drive
    Madison, WI  United States  53706

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135

    I-95 Corridor Coalition

    8614 Westwood Center Drive, Suite 310
    Vienna, VA  United States  22182

    Kimley-Horn and Associates, Incorporated


    Institute for Telecommunication Sciences

    Department of Commerce
    Boulder, CO  United States  80302

    Japan. Keisatsucho


    Omron Corporation

    Traffic Solutions Division
    2-2-1, Nishikusatsu,
    Kusatsu-city, Shiga-prefecture  Japan  525-0035

    Guidestar (Program : Minnesota)


    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

    Center for Transportation Studies, 511 Washington Avenue, SE
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55455-0375

    Colorado Springs (Colo.)


    Siecor Corporation


    Hughes Aircraft Company

    1901 West Malvern Avenue
    Fullerton, CA  United States  92634-3310

    National Automated Highway System Consortium

    3001 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 500
    Troy, MI  United States  48084

    Mitretek Systems

    3150 Fairview Park Drive
    Falls Church, VA  United States  22042

    Minnesota. Department of Transportation

    St Paul, Minnesota  United States 

    Johns Hopkins University, Laurel

    Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road
    Laurel, MD  United States  20723-6099

    National Engineering Technology Corporation


    California Department of Transportation

    District 7, 120 S Spring Street
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90012

    California Department of Transportation

    District 12
    , CA  United States 

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

    Department of Agronomy
    Blacksburg, VA  United States  24061

    University of California, Berkeley

    California PATH Program, Institute of Transportation Studies
    Richmond Field Station, 1357 South 46th Street
    Richmond, CA  United States  94804-4648
  • Authors:
    • Tamura, Kazuva
    • Anzai, Yoichiro
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1997


  • English

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  • Pagination: 13 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00777066
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1999 12:00AM