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Title:IVHS and Rural Road Safety: A Prototype ATIS
Authors:Wende O'Neill, K. Ullah, and M. Wang
University:Utah State University
Publication Date:Sep 1993
Report #:MPC-93-23
Project #:MPC-023
TRID #:00638751
Keywords:advanced traveler information systems, benefit cost analysis, future, intelligent transportation systems, laboratory tests, maintenance equipment, prototypes, research, rural highways, safety, simulation, tourists, tracking systems, traffic safety, winter


A research study was conducted to investigate the potential application of Intelligent Vehicle/Highway Systems (IVHS) technologies for reducing accidents on rural roads. After studying existing technologies, their present application to transportation, and approaches to identifying predominant accident characteristics, a prototype Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) for a rural region was developed. An ATIS is proposed that (1) serves a large region, as opposed to a single corridor, (2) provides pre-trip travel information, as opposed to enroute information, and (3) provides current information on road conditions. A cost-benefit analysis of the proposed ATIS has been conducted.

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