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Title: Smart vehicular transportation systems

This work builds upon established Sandia intelligent systems technology to develop a unique approach for the integration of intelligent system control into the US Highway and urban transportation systems. The Sandia developed concept of the COPILOT controller integrates a human driver with computer control to increase human performance while reducing reliance on detailed driver attention. This research extends Sandia expertise in sensor based, real-time control of robotics systems to high speed transportation systems. Knowledge in the form of maps and performance characteristics of vehicles provides the automatic decision making intelligence needed to plan optimum routes, maintain safe driving speeds and distances, avoid collisions, and conserve fuel.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
477672
Report Number(s):
SAND-97-1076
ON: DE97006213; TRN: 97:003490
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: May 1997
Research Org:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Financial Management and Controller, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; ROAD TRANSPORT; ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE; AUTOMATION; TRANSPORTATION SECTOR; SAFETY; ENERGY CONSERVATION; MAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS