The Development of AHS for the Service to Optimize Lane Utilization Rates at Sag Sections on Expressway

The authors are working on the research and development of traffic flow smoothing services applying AHS (Advanced cruise-assist Highway System) based on the concept of ‘Smartway’, the platform to integrally realize diverse intelligent transportation systems (ITS) services through road-vehicle cooperation. As a part of the approach, sag section is focused on, which is one of major cause of traffic congestion on intercity expressways in Japan. The authors have proceeded with the research for the desirable service forms to optimize lane utilization rates for practical use. Following the past years research, this paper reports the fundamental system design based on the desirable service forms and inspects the driver’s service acceptability through proving tests on driving simulator.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 9p
  • Monograph Title: ITS Connections: Saving Time. Saving Lives

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01145014
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 20 2009 12:09PM