IVHS in America~The Road Ahead
Published May 20, 1991 by ISATA - Dusseldorf Trade Fair in United Kingdom
Event: ISATA 1991
Unprecedented cooperation between public and private sectors lies at the heart of the new ""smart vehicle-smart highway'' developments around the world. ""Smart vehicles'' and ""smart highways'' form the key elements of intelligent vehicle-highway systems (IVHS), which promise to introduce dramatic changes to road transportation by the end of the current decade. Automobile companies, electronics firms and highway agencies are coming together in a race to set the standard for the highways of the twenty-first century.
This paper reviews current IVHS initiatives in North America. It outlines the main IVHS technologies and looks at some of the major programs which lie behind current developments. These are examined at three levels of involvement, covering overall coordination, interagency cooperation, and independent state-level IVHS activities.