The replacement of the driver with an automatic system which could perform the functions of guiding and routing a vehicle with a human's capability of responding to changing traffic demands was discussed. The problem was divided into four technological areas; guidance, routing, computing, and communications. It was determined that the latter three areas being developed independent of any need for fully automated urban traffic. A guidance system that would meet system requirements was not being developed but was technically feasible.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by NASA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive
    Pasadena, CA  United States  91103
  • Authors:
    • Dobrotin, B M
    • Hansen, G R
    • Peng, TKC
    • Rennels, D A
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 126 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180625
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-155947 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-AS-60067
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1982 12:00AM