Vehicle navigation systems are already becoming commonplace on freight vehicles and luxury passenger cars with the prospect of becoming standard fit on the average mass-market car within the next few years. Far from being just an additional selling feature, these systems offer the potential to bring about a revolution in the way in which we use personal and public transport. The technologies available for land navigation are many and varied, each with its own particular technical strengths and weaknesses, cost advantages and practical benefits. By carefully selecting the technology employed, or better still, integrating two or more basic technologies into a combined system with a degree of redundancy, a cost effective and above all useful navigation system can be provided. Navigation systems, using appropriate technologies and properly integrated into the vehicle, local and national telecommunications networks, and the supporting traffic management infrastructure, could bring about significant improvements in traffic flow, fuel economy, driver behaviour and even change the pattern of vehicle usage. (A) For the covering abstract see ITRD E106484.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 1/1-1/8

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00801606
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 8 2000 12:00AM