Toward Realization of Smartway in Japan

In Japan, various entities have made efforts to realize manifold intelligent transportation systems (ITS) services using advanced technology and have developed the targeted Next-generation road system, ‘Smartway’. National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management (NILIM) of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) have placed the roadside equipment and prepared a new on-board unit to conduct on-road trials over the Metropolitan Expressways. The outcome of the series of tests has provided a valuable input to ’Smartway Demo 2007’, which gave a good opportunity to reveal our years-long research and development effort achievement in public. The paper reports the course of Smartway R&D the authors followed, what they have learned through the trial tests in serviceable road sections, and further reports the promotional and extensive effort to extend the service in the future.

Language

  • English

Media Info

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

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01145073
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 2009 11:30AM