Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems
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Location: California

Client: CalTrans

Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems (IVHS) represent the latest advances in RFID technologies, sensors, optical scanners and GPS systems. The increase in vehicular traffic means that we have to understand the capabilities of the vehicles related to road conditions. Most accidents are directly caused by loss of driver control. Many factors are responsible but if we could eliminate control of vehicles by people, we could substantially reduce congestion, accidents and many traffic problems. Our work in this area concentrates on “driverless vehicles”. We are planning the highways of the future, where automobiles communicate directly with the road and other vehicles, maintaining precise distances and constantly monitoring traffic flow. Future urban master planning concepts will redefine our cities and help to develop infrastructure using technologies that will dramatically improve the quality of life and promote a healthy, eco-friendly environment.